Shoulder Dystocia Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Shoulder Dystocia treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Shoulder Dystocia

Your doctor will decide on the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

  • Manipulated vaginal delivery-There are a variety of maneuvers that the doctor can do to help the mother deliver the baby.
  • Cesarean delivery (C-section)-If the maneuvers do not work, the baby will need to be delivered via a C-section. For babies who are at risk of shoulder dystocia because of their large size, a C-section may be scheduled.


Learn what Shoulder Dystocia is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Shoulder Dystocia Causes
What causes Shoulder Dystocia? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Shoulder Dystocia Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Shoulder Dystocia? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Shoulder Dystocia Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Shoulder Dystocia Symptoms
What are the Shoulder Dystocia symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Shoulder Dystocia Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Shoulder Dystocia
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Shoulder Dystocia.
Shoulder Dystocia Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Shoulder Dystocia Prevention
How can you prevent Shoulder Dystocia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Shoulder Dystocia Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Shoulder Dystocia treatment options are available?
Shoulder Dystocia Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Shoulder Dystocia Doctors
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