low forceps

low forceps

Etymology: ME, low + L, forceps, pair of tongs
an obstetric operation in which forceps are used to deliver a baby whose head is on the pelvic floor. The procedure is performed most often as an elective procedure to shorten normal labor and to control delivery, usually in conjunction with anesthesia and episiotomy. It is commonly required for the delivery of mothers whose expulsive powers have been weakened by analgesia, anesthesia, or fatigue. Also called outlet forceps, prophylactic forceps. Compare high forceps, mid forceps, natural childbirth, spontaneous delivery. See also forceps delivery, obstetric forceps.
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Another interest literature report from United Kingdom in 2015 suggested Kielland's forceps has a similar rate of 3 [sup]rd - and 4 [sup]th -degree perineal tear compared with low forceps delivery.
When I stopped practicing obstetrics, the fresh-out-of-residency people coming into our practice couldn't do a low forceps delivery.
Forceps deliveries were performed using Simpson's low forceps and short curved outlet Wrigley's forceps and.
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.
Examples in obstetrics include routine shaving of the perineum before delivery, routine elective low forceps, routine episiotomy, routine electronic fetal monitoring in labor, urinary estriol collection to monitor fetal well-being, and home uterine-activity monitoring.
Over a 3-month period, investigators compared 50 women delivered by low forceps and 50 women delivered by vacuum extraction with 100 women who gave birth spontaneously, Dr.
When vacuum extraction was unsuccessful, I placed low forceps.
Some obstetricians believe that an instrumented delivery done at +1 or certainly at +1 to +2 station is a low forceps or low vacuum delivery But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines these both as midpelvic procedures.
Low forceps or vacuum deliveries were virtually identical in both groups, but there were significantly fewer midvacuum and midforceps deliveries in women who delayed pushing.
An outlet forceps procedure performed for maternal exhaustion in a multipara on an average-sized fetus in an adequate, gynecoid pelvis would fall somewhere closer to certainty than would a low forceps delivery for arrest of descent in an occiput transverse position in a primigravida with an android pelvis.