Is maternal obesity a predictor of shoulder dystocia?

  title={Is maternal obesity a predictor of shoulder dystocia?},
  author={Heather Robinson and S Tkatch and Damon C. Mayes and Nancy Bott and Nanette B Okun},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={101 1},
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between maternal obesity and shoulder dystocia while controlling for the potential confounding effects of other variables associated with obesity. METHODS We performed a case-control study of provincial delivery records audited by the Northern and Central Alberta Perinatal Outreach Program. Risk factors evaluated were selected based on previously published studies. Cases and controls were drawn from 45,877 live singleton cephalic vaginal deliveries… CONTINUE READING
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