Operative vaginal delivery: current trends in obstetrics.

@article{Goetzinger2008OperativeVD,
  title={Operative vaginal delivery: current trends in obstetrics.},
  author={Katherine R Goetzinger and George A. Macones},
  journal={Women's health},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={281-90}
}
After centuries of use in obstetrics, have forceps and vacuum deliveries become a dying art? Contemporary trends in operative vaginal delivery show increasing numbers of vacuum deliveries and decreasing numbers of forceps deliveries worldwide. Primary drivers of such trends include concerns over neonatal and maternal safety as well as fewer clinicians skilled in forcep use. Current literature reports a comparable efficacy rate for the two instruments, as well as a decrease in maternal morbidity… CONTINUE READING
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