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Ventouse delivery


Types of cup

  • silk

  • silastic

  • metal (Malstrom)

  • posterior (Bird)

Indications

  • foetal distress

  • maternal distress / exhaustion / raised BP

  • delay in second stage

Prerequisites

  • Fully dilated

  • 0/5 palpable

  • Ruptured membranes

  • Cephalic presentation

  • Empty bladder

  • Pain relief / Position known

  • Station at or below spines

Complications

  • sucked onto wrong tissue - trauma

  • haemorrhage

  • fetal caput / haematoma / jaundice / alopecia

 

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