nuchal arm

nuchal arm

situation in vaginal breech delivery during which one or both arms are found around the back of the neck, interfering with delivery.

nu·chal arm

(nū'kăl ahrm)
Situation in vaginal breech delivery in which one or both arms are found around the back of the neck, interfering with delivery.
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I assisted at and observed many other complicated births: placental abruption; a ruptured uterus (with a mild continuing pain at her old incision site before the onset of labor as the only indication); a transverse presentation which I palpated in the mother during labor; shoulder dystocia; a baby with a posterior nuchal arm who almost died because it was caught on the perinium of a multip (so much for the theory that episiotomies are unnecessary because babies NEVER get hung up on soft tissue