Part 1 – Management of Shoulder dystocia

Close monitoring of both the mother and child should be done during the intrapartum period. 

Signs of fetal distress such as prolonged deceleration phase should be noted. 

First and foremost is to summon help to clear the baby’s nose and mouth.

Obstetricians should avoid applying traction on the baby’s head and exerting pressure on the fundus as this leads to further impaction of shoulders. 

Question:  Delay in the management of shoulder dystocia is a life-threatening complication. Yes/No

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