Vacuum-assisted delivery

Pregnancy - vacuum system; Labor - vacuum assisted

During vacuum assisted vaginal delivery, the doctor or midwife will use a vacuum (also called a vacuum extractor) to help move the baby through the birth canal.

The vacuum uses a soft plastic cup that attaches to the baby's head with suction. The doctor or midwife uses a handle on the cup to move the baby through the birth canal.

When is Vacuum-assisted Delivery Needed?

What Will Happen During a Vacuum-assisted Vaginal Delivery?

What are the Risks?