Ventouse Delivery

  • There is Less maternal trauma by vacuum as compared with forceps
  • Cephalohematoma is more common with vacuum extraction
  • Retinal hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage and subgaleal hemorrhage are more common in ventouse delivery than forceps
  • Foetal macrosomia, Face presentation & Transverse lie are contraindications of ventouse extraction
  • Ventouse can be used to treat deep transverse arrest 
  • In deep transverse arrest with adequate pelvis, best mode of delivery will be Ventouse
  • Ventouse extraction is done in Delay in first stage due to uterine inertia
  • Ventouse extraction is done in Delay in descent of high head in case of second baby of twins
  • Ventouse application, the prerequisite is Head engaged
  • During application of the cup in Ventouse, 'knob' of the cup points towards Occiput
  • Pressure in ventouse assisted delivery is 0.8 kg/sq.cm
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