|>Do I have an alternative?
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.
Forceps delivery - Description
Forceps delivery - Reason