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.


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