|Why might the doctor decide on a forceps delivery?
The doctor may decide on a forceps delivery in the following
situations: the baby is stuck in the birth canal, the mother
is too exhausted to push any longer or there is abnormal
fetal heart rate. Therefore the first stage of birth has
to be completed and the cervix must be fully dilated. It
is common for premature babies to be delivered by forceps.
It is important to have a good relationship with your doctor
so that you trust his judgment. If he decides on a forceps
delivery, you must remember that a healthy baby is the outcome
that everyone is striving for.
Forceps delivery - Description
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