Definitions for "Cephalopelvic disproportion"
Keywords:  cesarean, pelvis, caesarean, cpd, baby
This is when a baby's head is too large to pass through the mother's pelvic opening. It can occur because the baby is disproportionately large, the baby is not in the best position for birth resulting in a larger head diameter than normal, the mother's pelvis is small or abnormally shaped, or as a result of abnormalities of the birth canal. It is a common cause of obstructed labour and can result in delivery by caesarean section.
when the head of the fetus is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis
This is a medical term which means that the baby’s head cannot pass through the mother’s pelvis. This may be because the mother’s pelvis is too small or sometimes it is because the baby’s head is not in the best position. It usually means that a Caesarean section is necessary.