Noun(1) an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies
(1) Births are routinely induced and some would say that Caesareans or forceps delivery are unnecessarily common.(2) He published papers illustrating discontinuous variation in floral symmetry and in terminal forceps of earwigs and the hornlike processes seen in certain male beetles.(3) Greek surgeons used various types of knives, syringes and forceps as surgical tools.(4) I went with him to his clinic and there found on the operating table a lady whom they had tried, unsuccessfully, to deliver with forceps without anaesthesia.(5) a forceps delivery(6) The research also called for better obstetric standards when using forceps and vacuums during deliveries.(7) The rate of forceps delivery was 12 percent with epidural compared with 3 percent with intravenous meperidine.(8) The greatest change was associated with forceps delivery.(9) Assisted vaginal delivery comprised both forceps deliveries and vacuum extraction.(10) The baby may have a mark on either side of his head, or even bruising, where the forceps have been.(11) If instruments are needed for the delivery, a vacuum extractor is less likely to lead to an episiotomy than are forceps .(12) Research has also shown that women planning to give birth at home were less likely to have a Caesarean, or forceps delivery, even if they had to later transfer to hospital.(13) Here we review the role of forceps delivery in modern obstetric practice.(14) A doctor told the court she did not want to waste time and had planned to carry out a Caesarean if the forceps delivery did not work.(15) Research has found the safest way to remove the little bloodsuckers is to grip them as close to their head as possible - preferably using tweezers or forceps at your skin level.(16) Yet, the comparative rate of intracranial hemorrhage is not statistically different when vacuum extraction, forceps delivery and cesarean section during labor are compared.
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