Dr. Shweta Shah, one of the best gynecologist in Mumbai, has over ten years of experience performing forceps delivery. Hence, you won't have to worry about the baby's or mother's health. Dr. Shweta Shah will make your delivery as comfortable as possible.
Forceps are used to help deliver the baby during an assisted birth. Forceps are safe and should only be used when required to protect you and your baby. Assisted delivery is less prevalent in women who have previously had a vaginal delivery.
What happens during a forceps delivery?
- Dr. Shweta Shah, one of the best gynecologist doctor in Mumbai, will explain to you the need for a forceps delivery and its procedure.
- If you haven't already had an epidural, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your vagina and the area between your vagina and anus (perineum).
- If the obstetrician has any concerns, you may be sent to an operating room for a C-section if necessary.
- To widen the vaginal opening, a cut (episiotomy) is likely to be required. Stitches will be used to heal any tears or cuts. Your baby can be delivered and placed on your tummy depending on the circumstances, and your doctor may still be able to cut the cord if needed.
- Smooth metal devices that resemble giant spoons or tongs are known as forceps. They have been bent to fit the baby's head. The forceps are placed delicately around your baby's head and linked at the handles.
- An obstetrician gently pulls to assist in the delivery of the baby during a contraction and pushing.
- Forceps come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are meant to turn the baby into the proper birthing position, such as if the baby is lying on one side (occipito-posterior position) or looking upwards (occipito-lateral position).
Why is Forceps Delivery Needed?
Forceps delivery is used in about one in every eight births and may be required if:
- You have been advised not to try to push out your baby due to an underlying health condition.
- You have very high blood pressure.
- Your baby's heart rate is causing concern.
- Your infant is in an uncomfortable position.
- Forceps can help protect your baby's head from your perineum if you are having a vaginal birth of a premature baby.
A pediatrician (children's doctor) is usually there to check on your baby after birth. Antibiotics may be administered via a drip after birth to lessen the risk of infection.