Chapter 61. Operative Vaginal Delivery1

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch61

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Operative Vaginal Delivery1, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch61

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • operative vaginal delivery - expediting vaginal delivery;
  • indications for operative vaginal delivery - maternal, fetal and other indications;
  • complications of operative vaginal delivery - perineal injury, fetal complications;
  • forceps application - knowledge of fetal position, station, degree of asynclitism;
  • maternal indications - exhaustion, inadequate expulsive efforts;
  • fetal indications - nonreassuring fetal testing