Operative Delivery

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


  1. 1.

    Operative delivery is defined as any procedure undertaken to facilitate delivery of an infant.

  2. 2.

    Operative delivery methods include vacuum-assist delivery, forceps delivery, and cesarean section.

  3. 3.

    Operative delivery should be undertaken for specific indications and those indications should be specifically noted in labor record.


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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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