Trial Of Labour

Four different types of forceps

Forceps
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In patients who have a large baby, small pelvis, a previous Caesarean section, unusual lie of the baby or some other slight abnormality of pregnancy, a trial of labour may be undertaken. This allows a woman to attempt a natural vaginal delivery while a medical team is readily available to intervene with forceps or surgery if necessary for the health of the mother or baby.

(Last modified: 8th Oct 2014)

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