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Why does big baby have higher risk of birth trauma ?
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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Large babies
A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered.
The condition is called a shoulder dystocia and it isn't easy to predict. If the shoulders get stuck, the baby needs to be turned in the birth canal or have its arm delivered in a special way.

In brief: Large babies
A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered.
The condition is called a shoulder dystocia and it isn't easy to predict. If the shoulders get stuck, the baby needs to be turned in the birth canal or have its arm delivered in a special way.
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