Risk of shoulder dystocia: associations with parity and offspring birthweight.
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 07/27/2012
ØVERLAND E.A et al.– This population based register study estimated the associations of parity and offspring birthweight with the risk of shoulder dystocia, and studied whether the association of offspring birthweight differed by parity. It was seen that high offspring birthweight is the major risk factor for shoulder dystocia. The positive association of birthweight with shoulder dystocia showed similar patterns across parities, but at high birthweights parous women where at greater risk of shoulder dystocia than primiparous women.