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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.

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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Disappearing art of forceps delivery and the trend of instrumental vaginal deliveries at Abakaliki, Nigeria.
In this study of the 100 cases, 70% delivered by labour natural, 16% delivered by LSCS and 14% by forceps delivery. On comparing admission test tracings the mode of delivery, among normal tracings 65 cases delivered by labour natural and 6 cases by forceps delivery.
Other variables including prolong second stage of labor, forceps delivery, nulliparity, induction of labor and baby birth weight >4 kg were reviewed as risk factors for suffering from OASIS after vaginal deliveries.
Hence a trial was planned to evaluate the neonatal outcome in terms of Apgar score between subjects undergoing vacuum and forceps delivery.
Teesside senior coroner Clare Bailey gave a narrative verdict that Noah died of rare complications of Kielland's forceps delivery.
The risk factors for uterine rupture include obstructed labor, grand multiparty, previous scarred uterus, uterine anomalies, inappropriate prostaglandin and oxytocin usage, previous instrumental abortions, vacuum extraction and forceps delivery.
Forceps delivery is a skill that can be learned by almost anyone, and the issue is not how to do it, but when to do it.
They also have a lower risk of needing A[degrees]epidural pain relief, forceps delivery or a A[degrees]Caesarean, reports The Daily Express.
A specialist doctor was called but failed to turn up, even though he should have responded within five minutes, meaning midwives had to deliver Christopher on their own, which took longer as they did not have the expertise to do a quick forceps delivery.
"They want to know that nobody is going to come back and sue in five years time, as obstetricians have been taken to court in the past over damage caused during a forceps delivery.
That evening he allegedly made three unsuccessful attempts to effect a forceps delivery, removed and reapplied the forceps to the baby's head, delivering a girl known only as HW at 10.26pm.
"We don't have the skills to perform other emergency delivery techniques, like forceps delivery. That is an obstetrician's job.