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delivery

 [de-liv´er-e]
1. the bringing of something to a place.
2. expulsion or extraction of the child and fetal membranes at birth; see also labor. Called also accouchement.
abdominal delivery cesarean section.
breech delivery delivery of a fetus in breech presentation; see also breech extraction.
controlled drug delivery a system used in dentistry that delivers an antimicrobial agent to the target site and maintains the desired concentration for enough time without development of resistant bacteria.
forceps delivery extraction of a fetus from the maternal passages by application of forceps to the child's head. See illustration.
Forceps delivery. From Dorland's, 2000.

for·ceps de·liv·er·y

assisted childbirth by means of an instrument designed to grasp the fetal head.

forceps delivery

n.
The birth of a child assisted by extraction with a forceps designed to grasp the head.

forceps delivery

an obstetric operation in which instruments are used to deliver a baby. It is performed to overcome dystocia, to quickly deliver a baby experiencing fetal distress, or, most often, to shorten normal labor. Local or regional anesthesia is usual, as is episiotomy. Prerequisites to forceps delivery include full dilation of the cervix, engagement of the fetal head, certain knowledge of the position of the head, and ruptured membranes. The blades of the forceps are introduced into the vagina one at a time and applied symmetrically to opposite sides of the baby's head; the handles of the forceps are pulled together so that the head is held firmly between the blades; the head is rotated, if necessary, to the occiput anterior or occiput posterior position; and traction is applied so as to draw the head from the birth passage. When the head has been delivered, the forceps are removed and the delivery is completed manually. Because cesarean section is performed more often now than formerly, traumatic forceps deliveries are uncommon. Kinds of forceps delivery are high forceps, low forceps,and mid forceps. Compare forceps rotation, trial forceps.See also obstetric forceps.
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Forceps delivery

for·ceps de·liv·er·y

(fōr'seps dĕ-liv'ĕr-ē)
Assisted birth of the child by an instrument designed to grasp the fetal head.

forceps delivery

Delivery of a baby assisted by traction on the head with obstetrical forceps after the neck of the womb (cervix) is fully widened (dilated). Forceps are used in the event of long delay in the stage after the cervix is fully dilated (the second stage of labour), if there is FETAL DISTRESS, if there is exhaustion of, or danger to, the mother (maternal distress), or if the fetus is very small and the head is liable to be damaged during passage through the vagina.
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From the year 2011 to June 2014, there was no significant difference in the incidence of OASIS in both nulliparous and multiparous women having forceps delivery and ventouse delivery.
Apgar score at 1minute and 5 minutes were compared between subjects undergoing Ventouse and forceps delivery through independent sample t-test.
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Shekhar Shanshank, Rana Neena, Jaswal Ranbir Singh, "A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Maternal And Fetal Effects Of Forceps Delivery and Vacuum Extraction" The Journal Of Obstetrics And Gynecology Of India (March-April 2013) 63(2);116-119
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In a 1971 review of 2,568 fetuses in the OP/OT position who were managed by a trial of manual rotation followed by low forceps delivery from 1951 to 1960, morbidity or mortality occurred in 0.
28), and 5 of 18 in whom attempts to deliver by vacuum extraction failed, leading to forceps delivery (odds ratio 5.