Author(s): Ryszard PorÄba
Due to serious maternal and neonatal consequences, brachial distocia remains a challenging event in labour. The consequences are of social, economic and health matter linked with rehabilitation and treatment of a child. The problem of distocia affects whole obstetrical team: obstetricians, neonatologists, midwifes. An algorrhythm for prevention from shoulder distocia and management in such cases is presented in this paper. It may be used as a guide for the team, enabling prevention from shoulder distocia and rules for effective managinig with shoulder distocia to reduce risk of maternal and neonatal consequences.