Asynclitism is a term used to describe when a baby's head is tipped toward one shoulder.  This somewhat unusual presentation can present a problem during the second stage of labor because an asynclitic head usually has a harder time passing through the birth canal and can cause prolonged labor.  Forceps may be used to correct the baby's presentation.

The most common sign of asynclitism during labor is one-sided hip pain in the mother.  Upon delivery, a common sign of asynclitism is a molded or misshapen infant head.  A caput may also be present, which may resolve and reveal a hematoma..

The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice and birth injury cases.  If you or your baby have been injured due to medical malpractice, you, your child and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, special education, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. 

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