Forceps-Assisted Vaginal Delivery: Reviving a Lost Obstetric Art

As the number of forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries decline, fewer resident physicians are exposed to the art of operative vaginal deliveries using obstetric forceps. With the help of a simplified animation, an obstetric simulator and intrapartum application, we present the step-by-step technique of performing an operative vaginal delivery using obstetric forceps.

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