Vaginal Delivery with Shoulder Dystocia and Umbilical Cord Compression - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit shows a lateral cut-away view of a vaginal birth with shoulder dystocia and umbilical cord compression. The cord is compressed between the lower left shoulder and the vaginal wall. The baby is hypoxic indicating prolonged cord compression. Below this image are enlarged views of the umbilical cord comparing normal fetal oxygenation with a constricted umbilical cord preventing blood and oxygen exchange between mother and fetus.