He instituted the McRoberts maneuver
followed by suprapubic pressure and the Woods maneuver, all of which were unsuccessful.
It is important to appreciate that the McRoberts maneuver
, with or without suprapubic pressure, may be successful in only approximately 50% of shoulder dystocia cases.
The next set of chapters discusses recognition of dystocia, delivery techniques, the McRoberts maneuver
, cephalic replacement, and infant injury.
Exaggerated flexion of the mother's legs in the McRoberts maneuver
will not change the diameter of the pelvis, but it decreases the angle of inclination and may allow the blocked shoulder to dislodge.
This posture, known as the McRoberts maneuver
, widens the angle between the pelvis and the spine, allowing more room for the infant to pass through the birth canal.
performing the McRoberts maneuver
combined with suprapubic pressure
pretraining period, and were less likely to use the McRoberts maneuver
Physicians may use the McRoberts maneuver
when they encounter severe dystocia.
strategies to reduce NBPP by preventing shoulder dystocia--including early induction of labor and prophylactic use of McRoberts maneuver
and suprapubic pressure--have not been effective in reducing the incidence of NBPP.
She maintained that she initially sought to resolve the shoulder dystocia by pressing the mother's legs against her chest, a medical procedure known as the McRoberts maneuver
Other reasons for malpractice suits include improper management of shoulder dystocia, such as applying fundal pressure, or failing to apply suprapubic pressure or the McRoberts maneuver
The obstetric nurse and midwife perform a McRoberts maneuver
and apply suprapubic pressure without success.