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Brain Injuries and Other Damage From Forceps Deliveries

For decades, doctors have used forceps to assist them during challenging deliveries. A forceps delivery will typically be considered if the physician is having a difficult time reaching the baby’s head or the mother is exhausted and cannot effectively push the baby out. However, a number of conditions must exist in order for forceps to be safely used, including the cervix being fully dilated, the baby’s head is fully engaged in the pelvis, and the second stage of labor has commenced.