TITLE

forceps, obstetric

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p320
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "obstetric forceps" is presented. Obstetric forceps are surgical instruments that are used when there is a need to implement forceps delivery, in which case a difficulty is anticipated in a mother's labor and birth procedures.
ACCESSION #
43997643

 

Related Articles

  • Advances in ventouse extraction. Mainstone, Adrian // British Journal of Midwifery;Nov2004, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p718 

    Obstetric history records the development of Instruments and apparatus invented to assist operative delivery. This article traces the path from the invention of forceps to the latest 'ventouse' or vacuum extractors designed to improve the safety and well being of both mother and infant during...

  • Obstetrical Forceps. Kravetz, Robert E. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct2001, Vol. 96 Issue 10, p3013 

    Provides information on the medical apparatus obstetrical forceps. Views of the medical profession on the birthing process during 18th century; History of obstetrical forceps; Modifications done on the apparatus.

  • FORCEPS DELIVERY.  // Managing Complications in Childbirth & Pregnancy;2003, pP33 

    The article explains the procedures for forceps delivery. It states to assemble the forceps before application. It is important to assemble the forceps before application. To use it, the physician must insert two fingers of the right hand into the vagina on the side of the fetal head. The next...

  • Research brief: Home births lower caesarean rate.  // GP: General Practitioner;7/1/2005, p5 

    This article informs that according to a Canadian study, planned home births for women at low risk of complications can reduce the number of medical interventions. The researchers compared the number of interventions given at a planned home birth with statistics from hospital births in 5,418...

  • Clinician to Clinician: Bringing operative vaginal delivery into the 21st century. Perone, Nicola // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jan2014, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p1 

    The article focuses on the valuable role of operative vaginal delivery (OVD) in obstetrics despite its continuing decline in the 21st century. Topics discussed include the decreasing rate of OVDs in several countries such as the U.S. since the mid-1970s, the reasons behind the decline in the...

  • Amniotomy in spontaneous, uncomplicated labour at term. Andrees, Marjorie; Rankin, Jean // British Journal of Midwifery;Oct2007, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p612 

    With the emphasis on minimal or non-intervention in midwifery-led care many midwives are now reviewing their practice towards interventions such as amniotomy. Statistics are presented for over 11000 women admitted to a midwifery-led unit (MLU) alongside a consultant-led unit resulting in a...

  • OB/GYN PULSE.  // Contemporary OB/GYN;Oct2007, Vol. 52 Issue 10, p24 

    This article offers findings of a poll which compared the efficacy of forceps and vacuum-assisted delivery. Fifty-six of the respondents believed that forceps are safer than vacuum-assisted delivery. However, forty-four percent of the respondents believed that the risk of forceps exceed that of...

  • Kielland's forceps.  // British Medical Journal;2/10/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6160, p362 

    Focuses on the importance of Kielland's forceps in obstetric practice in Great Britain. Use of the forcep during child delivery; Risk of causing injuries to the mother and baby; Effect of rotational forceps delivery on neurological conditions of the baby.

  • Bleeding after ultrasound.  // AIMS Journal;2006, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p8 

    The article provides information about unusual experiences or symptoms felt by a pregnant woman following exposure to ultrasound. It explains the possible effect of imaging systems in medicine on the bleeding of pregnant women. A study is cited which suggests that scanning technology increased...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics