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Day: August 10, 2017

Shoulder Dystocia? NO Fundal Pressure! – Birth Injury Safety Check

Did you know that many hospitals still allow an outdated birth assistance method? When a baby’s shoulder gets stuck on his mother’s pubic bone on the way out of the birth canal (called shoulder dystocia), doctors and nurses might try to use “fundal pressure” to get him unstuck. They should NOT.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown explains the heartbreaking cost of using fundal pressure in the wrong situation.

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