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What types of birthing complications require a vacuum extraction?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: None - avoid vacuum!

Vacuum extraction is a dangerous intervention that is almost never necessary.
Normal delivery, cesarean section and forceps delivery are much safer for the fetal brain and life. Fda has issued a statement since 1999/2000 raising awareness of the severe and potentially life-threatening or neurologically devastating complications from vacuum deliveries. I have not used one since 1999.

In brief: None - avoid vacuum!

Vacuum extraction is a dangerous intervention that is almost never necessary.
Normal delivery, cesarean section and forceps delivery are much safer for the fetal brain and life. Fda has issued a statement since 1999/2000 raising awareness of the severe and potentially life-threatening or neurologically devastating complications from vacuum deliveries. I have not used one since 1999.
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