impacted fetus

im·pact·ed fe·tus

a fetus that, because of its large size or narrowing of the pelvic canal, has become wedged and incapable of spontaneous advance or recession.

im·pact·ed fe·tus

(im-pak'tĕd fē'tŭs)
A fetus that, because of its large size or narrowing of the pelvic canal, has become wedged and incapable of spontaneous advance or recession.
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Many experts believe that the accoucheur has approximately 4 or 5 minutes to deliver the impacted fetus before the risk of these adverse outcomes rises substantially.
Spiritual emblems are kept under wraps, like the Aztec loincloth worn underneath the flashy outfits in Zoot Suit; or placed underground, like the hole in which a farm worker tries to mate with the earth goddess in Bernabe; or borne within the body itself, like the impacted fetus carried for decades by the Mexican revolutionary matriarch of Mummified Deer.
I am deeply indebted to the obstetricians who took the time to share their excellent advice on how to deliver an impacted fetus.