Obstructed labours

Shoker, Joli
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p141
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the obstructed labour case of a pregnant woman in Somalia. The author was a field nurse at the Médecins Sans Frontièeres (MSF) health centre in Dinsor who recalled the case of a patient who had been in obstructed labour for 2-3 days. She was presented with cephalopelvic disproportion and type three female genital multilation in which due to this situation, the surgeon recommended a cesarean section. However, the baby was dead in the uterus the following day and the surgeon decided to perform craniotomy. Based on her experience, the author concluded that there is a need of deeper investigation and understanding about why obstetric care is anathema to some in the community.


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