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Old 11-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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Re: Risks Associated with Shoulder Dystocia-Brachial Plexus Injuries

Gabriel was my 3rd, but 2nd vaginal delivery. He was only stuck for a minute but ended up with a brachial plexus injury and did not breathe right away after delivery. The nurse was calling the resuscitation team when he started breathing on his own. Thankfully he does not have any issues from lack of oxygen. My first vaginal delivery was a slight shoulder dystocia but I was never informed about any of the risks that come along with it.
Crystal - Wife to Gary, Mama to Isabelle 6/7/07, Isaac 10/27/08, Gabriel 10/24/10, and Sophia 11/24/11
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