Techniques for the Forceps Procedure

Abstract

To implement the forceps procedure, it is important to accurately assess the level of the fetal head in the pelvic cavity and to steadily master the forceps techniques by training.In the occipitoanterior position, the cross section of the fetal head passing through the birth canal contains the suboccipitobregmatic circumference. In contrast, the corresponding cross section in the frontoanterior position contains the mentooccipital circumference. Therefore, regardless of fetal size, it is more difficult for the fetus in the frontoanterior position to come out, often leading to prolonged or arrested labor.

Supplementary material

Video 1

Application of UTokyo Naegele Forceps in Right Occipitoanterior Presentation (Front View).

Video 2

Application of UTokyo Naegele Forceps in Right Occipitoanterior Presentation (Side View).

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of MedicineJuntendo UniversityTokyoJapan

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