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Question about my brain. Could my apgars have been low because of forcep delivery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Doubt it

The forceps were likely used because the doc realized you needed to get out faster. Remaining stuck in the birth canal is significant stress on a baby with some reduction in blood flow from the placenta and increased metabolic demands by their tissues.
If they didn't, your scores would likely be worse.

In brief: Doubt it

The forceps were likely used because the doc realized you needed to get out faster. Remaining stuck in the birth canal is significant stress on a baby with some reduction in blood flow from the placenta and increased metabolic demands by their tissues.
If they didn't, your scores would likely be worse.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Lutz
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Possibly

Different reasons for low apgars sometimes forceps associated but which came first low apgars or the forceps.

In brief: Possibly

Different reasons for low apgars sometimes forceps associated but which came first low apgars or the forceps.
Dr. Robert Lutz
Dr. Robert Lutz
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