does anyone have a child that had a bad birth due to shoulder dystocia?

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Sarah - posted on 01/02/2013

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Definitely get him checked out ASAP by an pediatric orthopedic specialist. I would make it priority.

Michael - posted on 01/02/2013

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Im a dad who's wife has left her family to live overseas and doesnt want any contact with her kids so Im writing this: My son was born and was #10 by normal delivery, but had complications during that delivery and ended up with a fractured right arm and neck area, since then 9 year ago, he has become left handed because of that injury, but what has concerned me was he has been having ear problems since birth, as in, his right ear has stopped working and then works again fine for a month or so. I've just now started to notice his right shoulder is so LOW and when he stands he slopes from left to right along the shoulder area. He is also showing chest bone protrusion in the front left side of his chest and some on the right side. Im now concerned since Ive never noticed this before and now it scares me. As soon as we get medical insurance (this or next month) i am taking him in for exam. Previous Dr that has diagnosed his ear probs never saw this either and said the ear was just dirty. Im thinking now , there is more to it.

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2009

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I delivered a 10# baby vaginally and she came out just fine, no compressions to help her out.  I was able to push however I wanted, not flat on my back, and that allowed my midwife to help my baby out safely, she had a brused collar bone, but was fine in 2 weeks.  I have helped clients deliver baby's that have had shoulder dystocia and it works out fine.  Have good support and dont' scare yourself!!!! 



 



Sarah Murane, CLD, PPD, CBE, LE

User - posted on 01/20/2009

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My second child was 10 lbs 7.5 oz, and they didn't know that so they proceeded with a vaginal birth. She was very difficult to get out, and like the previous writer, I had to have compressions on me to get her out. I had an absolutely horrible recovery. They thought the shoulder was broken, but it wasn't. They said that it could heal or it could turn into palsy (sp?). Luckily, she healed. We just had to be extra careful with her shoulder and I had to nurse her in the football hold to avoid laying her on that shoulder. After a week she was fine. Tomorrow is her 2nd b-day and she's had absolutely no problems since.

Jana - posted on 01/19/2009

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I was a big baby and born with a broken shoulder because of it.  I'm 28 yrs old and have never had any problems with it (except a couple sport injuries in high school)  I don't know if you were asking because you were concerned about problems in the future or what, but I've been just fine. 

User - posted on 01/19/2009

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My middle daughter was a difficult birth due to this.  She ended up with a very sore neck for the first several weeks-they pulled on her quite hard to get her out, as well as doing compression through me on her to squish her through.  Her head was already out, so no going back!  She had no issues with her shoulder or collar bone fortunately-just her poor neck!.  Me-I had several stiches and some discomfort from the internal bruising from the compression.  All's well that ends well.  Still went on to have #3-bigger baby, but no shoulder issues this time!

Helen - posted on 01/19/2009

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I did two years ago my sons shoulder looked worse than it was and has had no probs since apart from it clicks alot. Have you had problems?

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2009

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My sister did-he's now 3 1/2, no problems, no interventions except being extra gently with that arm/shoulder. He was badly bruised and swollen for a bit, though. Good luck!

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