Alternatives to Forceps Delivery

Do I have an option?

While False Labour feels like the real thing, there is no dilation of the cervix. Generally a False Labour is caused by Braxton Hicks contractions, which do not increase in intensity like real labour.

Your doctor may decide on vacuum extraction. This procedure, which is as safe for the baby as forceps and caesarean, is becoming more popular in obstetrical practices. The vacuum extractor has plastic cup that is placed on the baby’s head to softly pull him or her. Either with forceps or vacuum extraction the doctor should be well trained and ready to apply a caesarean if the procedure fails. Vacuum shouldn’t be used if there is a breech or face presentation or if the pregnancy under 34 weeks.

See also:
Forceps delivery – Description
Forceps delivery – Reason

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