Operative vaginal delivery is defined as a procedure performed in the final part of the second stage of labor in which the operator uses either forceps or a vacuum device to promote the extraction of the fetus from the birth canal. The goal of operative vaginal delivery is to facilitate vaginal birth, hence speeding up delivery with a minimum of maternal or neonatal morbidity (Keriakos et al. J Obstet Gynaecol 33(8):781–786, 2013).
|Title of host publication||Management and Therapy of Late Pregnancy Complications|
|Subtitle of host publication||Third Trimester and Puerperium|
|Editors||Andrea Tinelli, Mario Malvasi, Giancarlo Di Renzo|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jun 2017|
- Operative birth