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Is an instrumental delivery exceptionally painful?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management

In brief: Can be

If you are going to have a forceps delivery, it can give you significant pelvic, vulval, and vaginal pain.
You can receive a labor epidural or pudendal block which will blunt or alleviate pain.

In brief: Can be

If you are going to have a forceps delivery, it can give you significant pelvic, vulval, and vaginal pain.
You can receive a labor epidural or pudendal block which will blunt or alleviate pain.
Dr. Mark Sacher
Dr. Mark Sacher
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

A vacuum delivery is not exceptional painful.
A forceps delivery could be if you do not have an epidural.

In brief: No

A vacuum delivery is not exceptional painful.
A forceps delivery could be if you do not have an epidural.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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