assisted birth


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assisted birth

Any birth in which delivery of the neonate is accomplished with instruments, e.g., forceps of vacuum extraction, or by operation, e.g. cesarean section.
Synonym: assisted delivery
See also: birth
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We would like to acknowledge the women who gave and assisted birth under duress and shared their stories with open hearts and minds.
STACEY MCEVOY, DENBIGH: I was high risk during most of my first pregnancy but at the end I got better and became low risk but thankfully the doctors were there during my labour as due to complications I ended up in theatre and had to have an assisted birth.
Nor was there any significant difference between the groups in the number of assisted births or in the health of the newborn babies.