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nbme21/Block 3/Question#42 (35.8 difficulty score)
A 27-year-old primigravid woman at 39 weeks' ...
Shoulder dystociaπŸ”,πŸ“Ί

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submitted by cuthbertallg0od(12),

9 lb isn't that big of a baby... I made it out okay. Definitely should've made the baby bigger to make the answer more clear

swagcabana  More than 8 lbs is by definition macrosoma +  
nifty95  Shawn Carter was born December 4th Weighing in at 10 pounds 8 ounces He was the last of my four children The only one who didn't give me any pain when I gave birth to him And that's how I knew that he was a special child +5  
an_improved_me  Legend +  

submitted by jotajota94(14),
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tinydoc  I thought that was technically a problem with the fetus and wasnt considered an obstetric complication. +3  
shieldmaiden  Because shoulder dystocia is the obstetric complication, it describes the event of the baby getting stuck in the mother's pelvic bone and regressing a bit into the canal. As a consequence, both baby and mother can suffer complications like Erb's palsy for the neonate and post-partum bleeding for mom. +  

submitted by temmy(130),
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sahusema  If one of the answer choices was, "that baby gon be big lol" I would have gotten it right +19  

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