Last Updated: 2012-11-05
"A condition in which the fetal head is of such a shape or size, or in such a position, that it cannot pass through the maternal pelvis." (Olds SB et al., 2004).
Olds SB, London ML, Wieland PA, Davidson MR.
Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women's Health Care. 7th ed.
Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Education Inc.
Term used in
Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A.
Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy,
2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)