2 doctors weighed in:

How long does an instrumental delivery take?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Minutes

An instrumental delivery is the use of forceps or vacuum to facilitate a vaginal delivery.
It should never take more than a few minutes to accomplish.

In brief: Minutes

An instrumental delivery is the use of forceps or vacuum to facilitate a vaginal delivery.
It should never take more than a few minutes to accomplish.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Thank
Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: That depends!

If by "instrumental delivery" you mean vacuum or forceps, these methods usually help to *reduce* the time it would otherwise take, especially if the only alternative is a cesarean.

In brief: That depends!

If by "instrumental delivery" you mean vacuum or forceps, these methods usually help to *reduce* the time it would otherwise take, especially if the only alternative is a cesarean.
Dr. Timothy Gorski
Dr. Timothy Gorski
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors