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This full color stock medical illustration, once featured in Trial Magazine, pictures a cut-away view of a normal vaginal delivery depicting shoulder dystocia, with stretching and injury of the baby's brachial plexus.  The baby's shoulder is partially trapped beneath the mother's pubic symphysis (pubic bone). As the deliverer exerts more pressure to extract the baby, the brachial plexus nerves stretch and are injured.