There a variety of other factors that increase the risk for Shoulder Dystocia, they include:
- The pregnancy going beyond term also called a post-date pregnancy;
- Previous delivery of a large baby;
- Excessive weight gain during the pregnancy;
- A prolonged labor;
- Maternal Obesity;
- A mothers pelvis that is smaller then necessary to allow passage of the baby’s shoulders. (in this circumstance even a small baby can suffer from a shoulder dystocia)
- Each of these factors along with many more can increase the chances of a shoulder dystocia.