Stuck at 9cm - page 2

Hey there. I was just wondering if there is anything that can be done about a cervix that won't dialate past 9cm. We had this happen the other day, and the woman ended up having a C/S. Is there... Read More

  1. by   Belinda-wales
    I am a UK midwife and yes we keep things mobile, even with an epidural all fours over the back of the bed is a good pos. I have been at hundreds of deliveries majority of them mobile squattiing etc and no babies on the floor or down the toilet to date........
  2. by   Mermaid4
    In my experience after all the position changes have been tried, it is often asynclitic, as has been said, and in a couple of cases an undiagnosed face presentation, which is a good thing to be stuck at nine in that case, or the baby is low and the cervix is edematous....Sometimes the patient might have had prior surgery on her cervix, thus scar tissue..I would't say it is extremely common but there are those times when you see it...

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