Childbirth Is The Main Reason For Hospitalization And Accounts For More Than $ 16 Billion
A Vacuum Extraction – The Procedure
When an obstetrician decides to use a vacuum extractor, he or she applies a cup to the baby’s head: This cup is placed during a contraction. The cup is placed on the top and back of the baby’s head. Suction is used to assist the mother in birthing her baby.
A Vacuum Extraction Can Needlessly Risk the Health of the Baby
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using vacuum extractors for some deliveries.
According to the FDA, vacuum extraction should not be considered if the mother is not completely dilated or when the baby:
Is too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis area. Requires repositioning for a proper vaginal delivery. Is relatively high in the birth canal. Is 34 weeks gestation or older.
Birth Injuries Related to Vacuum Extraction
Birth injuries vary and correlate directly with how the extractor was used; however, typical injuries to the baby…