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What tools to doctors use in deliveries?
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
In brief: Delivery
Mostly hands, rarely vacuum and forceps.

In brief: Delivery
Mostly hands, rarely vacuum and forceps.
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: It varies
The best deliveries require no instruments other than a clamp and scissors to cut the baby's cord.
Difficult deliveries can be facilitated with instruments such as forceps or vacuum cups-- your physician should discuss these options with you if it is anticipated one may be needed. Instruments for suturing are sometimes needed if lacerations occur during delivery.

In brief: It varies
The best deliveries require no instruments other than a clamp and scissors to cut the baby's cord.
Difficult deliveries can be facilitated with instruments such as forceps or vacuum cups-- your physician should discuss these options with you if it is anticipated one may be needed. Instruments for suturing are sometimes needed if lacerations occur during delivery.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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