Operative Vaginal Birth

Stephen O'brien, Anna Denereaz, Timothy Draycott

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManagement and Therapy of Late Pregnancy Complications
Subtitle of host publicationThird Trimester and Puerperium
EditorsAndrea Tinelli, Mario Malvasi, Giancarlo Di Renzo
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Pages145-166
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319487328
ISBN (Print)9783319487304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Birth
  • Operative birth

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