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A 20-year-old female asked:

Had a forceps delivery with my first is it possible for my 2nd child delivery i am 35 weeks?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Possibly: The need for forceps is a situation driven issue. During delivery the baby may easily engage & progress through the birth canal or size &presentation may require added help.The need to get baby out due to the stress on baby & mom during delivery requires delivery not be prolonged if the need is obvious. Discuss your concerns with your ob. Most would rather do a simple regular delivery anyway.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Not necessarily: Each pregnancy and delivery is different. Just because you had a forceps assisted delivery with your first baby doesn't mean that you're going to have another. The delivery itself will determine the need for another forceps assisted delivery.

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