In an assisted vaginal delivery, the doctor will use special tools called forceps to help move the baby through the birth canal. Forceps look like 2 large salad spoons. The doctor uses them to guide the baby's head out of the birth canal. The mother will push the baby the rest of the way out. Another technique your doctor may use to deliver the baby is called vacuum assisted delivery. Even after your cervix is fully dilated open and you have been pushing, you may still need help getting the baby out.
Instruments for assisted vaginal delivery | Cochrane
To view all publication components, extract i. This publication includes large downloadable files. If you experience difficulty downloading these files, please contact mededportal aamc. Introduction: Currently, the average graduate from residency training in obstetrics-gynecology in the U. The relative rarity with which this procedure is performed limits opportunities for assessment of competence. This objective structured clinical examination OSCE was designed both to provide formative feedback to learners and to assist with summative assessment of competence in the performance of forceps-assisted vaginal delivery.
Jump to navigation. This review of 32 studies women looks at assisted or instrumental vaginal deliveries in women in the second stage of labour. The importance of this review is due to the fact that Instrumental delivery is a frequent intervention in childbirth and in some cases may result in harmful outcomes for either mother or baby or both. The main comparisons are between the forceps or the ventouse.