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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The cows calve easily with few assisted births and the calves are quick to get on their feet and suckle.
Are the full range of safe options--including midwife assisted births at home and in birthing centers--available to all women?