Journal article

Risk of recurrent shoulder dystocia: are we any closer to prediction?

Shadha Al-Hawash, Clare L Whitehead, Dan Farine

The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objective: To determine the incidence and risk factors for recurrent shoulder dystocia in women. Methods: We searched Medline, Pubmed, Embase, and CINAHL for relevant articles in English and French from 1980 to February 2018 that described risks of recurrent shoulder dystocia undergoing a trial of labour in subsequent pregnancies. A total of 684 articles were found, of which 13 were included as they met criteria. We extracted data on study characteristics, incidence of recurrent shoulder dystocia, degree of neonatal injury, and presence of known risk factors. Results: There was a wide variation in the incidence of shoulder dystocia in subsequent pregnancies from 1-25%. The largest cohort rep..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

CLW is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Fellowship [# 1142380].