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Definition of "dystocia" []

  • A slow or difficult labour or delivery. (noun)

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Use "dystocia" in a sentence
  • "Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby's head is delivered through the vagina, but his shoulders get stuck inside the mother's body."
  • "It goes without saying that the foaling should be attended if at all possible in order to recognize any problems during the delivery, such as dystocia (difficult birth) or premature separation of the placenta."
  • "Injuries happen when delivery teams don't act quickly enough to deal with sudden unexpected events like shoulder dystocia, which occurs when the baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pubic bone."
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