Fear of failure: a place for the trial of instrumental delivery.

  • Barrett Lowe
  • Published 1987 in British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology


The safety of performing potentially difficult midcavity forceps or vacuum extractions, as trials of instrumental delivery was assessed retrospectively. Successful vaginal delivery was achieved in 61% of 122 patients with delay in the second stage who had a trial of instrumental delivery performed in an operating theatre with full preparations to proceed to… (More)


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