How can a doctor avoid making medical mistakes during labor and delivery?

Doctors aren’t expected to be perfect, but they are expected to provide a level of care commensurate with what an average skilled physician with the same background and experience would provide. Typically, this means that the doctor should make appropriate choices about when to perform a C-section, should perform a Woods or McRoberts maneuver to resolve shoulder dystocia, and/or should perform a vaginal delivery with an episiotomy if necessary.