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What injuries can an infant get by forceps?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

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I assume you mean a forceps delivery.
If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician.

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I assume you mean a forceps delivery.
If so the injuries can be to the soft tissues around the baby's head, such as face and scalp. There can be tension related injuries due to the pressure used to extract the child. This can involve injuries to the nerves of the arm/neck which can result in torticolis. These injuries, and their relative risks, can be explained by your obstetrician.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

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During birth, if forceps are used, theoretical risks include facial paralysis (temporary and permanent) due to pressure form the forceps on the head/face of the infant, lacerations, abrasions, bruises, etc.
To the area where the forceps were place on the child.

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During birth, if forceps are used, theoretical risks include facial paralysis (temporary and permanent) due to pressure form the forceps on the head/face of the infant, lacerations, abrasions, bruises, etc.
To the area where the forceps were place on the child.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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