low forceps delivery

low for·ceps de·liv·er·y

delivery by forceps applied to the fetal head at station ≥ +2 cm and not on the pelvic floor. This classification of forceps delivery may be with or without rotation of the fetal head.
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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.
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.