Dystocia (antonym eutocia; childbirth) is an abnormal or difficult childbirth or labour. Approximately one fifth of human labours have dystocia. Dystocia may arise due to incoordinate uterine activity, abnormal fetal lie or presentation, absolute or relative cephalopelvic disproportion, or (rarely)...
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This term means 'difficult childbirth', usually when labour is not progressing. Uterine dystocia happens when the contractions are not strong enough to deliver the baby. Shoulder dystocia happens when a baby's shoulders get stuck after the head has already been delivered.
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Literally means difficult childbirth. All mothers will say childbirth is difficult! Dystocia implies that the baby would not come out of the birth canal, either because of a problem with the baby (too big, buttocks coming first, twins etc) or a problem with the mother (deformed pelvis, poor contract...
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Dystocia: Difficult or abnormal labor or delivery. From the Greek 'dys' meaning 'difficult, painful, disordered, abnormal' + 'tokos' meaning 'birth.'
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Dys·to'ci·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; dys- ill, hard + to`kos delivery.] (Medicine) Difficult delivery pr parturition.
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<medicine> Difficult delivery pr parturition. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; ill, hard + delivery. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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