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Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic disproportion, sometimes also referred to as feto-pelvic disproportion, occurs when the baby’s head is too large to fit through the birth canal.  CPD may be caused by gestational diabetes, post-dates pregnancy, small maternal pelvis, abnormally shaped pelvis, or abnormal presentation of the baby.    If CPD is suspected, medical providers may perform clinical pelvimetry.  Pelvimetry is the measurement of the pelvis which may be done by pelvic exam, xray, CT scan or MRI.  When CPD occurs, cesarean section may be necessary.

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