One of the initial factors to consider when evaluating risk is the obstetrical history.
Despite what the obstetrical texts say about what to expect, there are many variations that make each woman's experience hers alone.
Some obstetricians accept the need for a forceps delivery as a way to avoid cesarean birth while other obstetrical services do not use forceps at all.
Obstetrical brachial plexopathies are classified according to the extent of the injury.
The primary prevention for obstetrical brachial plexopathy is the avoidance of a potentially difficult delivery by choosing cesarean section.