Assisted delivery with forceps

Pregnancy - forceps; Labor - forceps

In an assisted vaginal delivery, the doctor will use special tools called forceps to help move the baby through the birth canal.

Forceps look like 2 large salad spoons. The doctor uses them to guide the baby's head out of the birth canal. The mother will push the baby the rest of the way out.

Another technique your doctor may use to deliver the baby is called vacuum assisted delivery.

When is a Forceps Delivery Needed?

What Will Happen to me During a Forceps-assisted Vaginal Delivery?

What are the Risks?