Delivery of the shoulders

After the baby's head is born and he or she turns to face the mother's leg, wait for the next contraction. Ask the mother to give a gentle push as soon as she feels the contraction. Usually, the baby's shoulders will slip right out. To prevent tearing, try to bring out one shoulder at a time (Figure 5.10).

Do not bend the baby's head far. Guide the head — do not pull it.!

Figure 5.10 Delivery of the shoulders when the mother is in different birthing positions.
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