Though most deliveries tend to take place without any form of medical help, this is not the case always. Sometimes assistance is needed to help the mother along with the child during birth. So what is an assisted delivery? This tends to occurs when the doctor relies on tools such as vacuums or forceps whereby a child is being removed from the birth canal. Out of this vacuum delivery baby is common as earlier forceps is the early option. But now days it is the C section delivery that has overtaken both of them considerably.
During the normal course of birth, things can go wrong horribly. It would mean that the use of instruments is necessary to help out the process of delivery. Though there could be maternal reasons to help out with the process of delivery let us now focus our issues pertaining to mother. Let us now divert our attention to the two main tools that are needed in case of assisted deliveries. Forceps are considered to be long tong like equipment where the baby’s head is cupped. It would enable the doctor to take the head of the baby through the birth canal. It evolves on the patterns of shape and as per the level of cushioning that is being used. On the other hand in case of vacuum assisted delivery a suction cup is being attached to the head of the baby. It is important for the doctors as it would guide the doctors to push out the baby while the others allow it to push.
Numerous cases are present forth where a doctor may need to use a vacuum or forceps. The process of delivery tends to start from 20 minutes to an hour. But if the process of labor fails to take off it can pave way for cephaloplevic disproportion. It would mean that the birth canal is too narrow for the baby to pass through it.Coupled with the fact that the mother may lose the ability to push the baby out. One of the main reasons for such a situation is due to exhaustion. Say for example, if a mother has been in labor for a long time she may become too tired and may not be able to bear down. In fact she falters with the process of giving birth.
With the help of vacuum extraction, it would allow the doctor to take the baby out, while the mother can push in a meek manner.
It needs to be noted that certain health issues may prevent a mother to be in labor for a considerable amount of time. If a mother is a victim of pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure or neurological disorders then obviously she would need help to deliver a baby.
If doctors use vacuums or forceps they need to undertake it with a lot of care. If you misuse the tools it can pave way for permanent brain damage along with broken bones. So do opt for a doctor with a proven track record.