Definitions for "Shoulder dystocia"
Keywords:  caught, dystocia, mother, baby, pelvic
is used to describe a condition in which the baby's shoulder is caught behind the mother's pelvic bone. Shoulder dystocia can cause a shortage of oxygen to the infant's brain and can lead to Erb's palsy, a paralysis or weakness of the arm.
a situation in which the baby's head delivers either spontaneously
a birth injury that can occur when an infant's shoulder is caught behind its mother's pelvic bone during birth, causing the nerves of the shoulder to be stretched and possibly torn. Attending medical staff should be alert for signs of difficulty leading to this sort of injury.
an emergency which must be dealt with immediately
an obstetric emergency which occurs during fetal delivery