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Assisted vaginal birth (ventouse or forceps): information for you
What is this leaflet about?
The purpose of an assisted vaginal birth is to mimic a normal (spontaneous) birth with minimum risk to you and the baby. To do this, an obstetrician or midwife uses instruments (ventouse or forceps) to help your baby to be born.
Who produced this leaflet?
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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