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Do they still use forceps for difficult labor?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: As a last resort
Modern day OB is getting away from instrumental deliveries for many reasons.
Lack of experience and/or training, availability of c-sections, and risks of malpractice for less than perfect babies.... But, in well-trained & experienced hands, forceps can save an infant from brain injury, hypoxia, even death. Vacuums replace forceps in many hospitals & are also a safe alternative if needed.

In brief: As a last resort
Modern day OB is getting away from instrumental deliveries for many reasons.
Lack of experience and/or training, availability of c-sections, and risks of malpractice for less than perfect babies.... But, in well-trained & experienced hands, forceps can save an infant from brain injury, hypoxia, even death. Vacuums replace forceps in many hospitals & are also a safe alternative if needed.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yep
Not as often.

In brief: Yep
Not as often.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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