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The capability of the baby to be born naturally on its own depends majorly on the inner genetics and other factors related to the mother’s health. But if the natural process encounters any complication or hindrance, the doctors switch to the assisted method.
It is even known as instrumental and/or operative vaginal birth; here the baby is helped to come out by the doctor exerting some energy on its head. Some instruments will be placed on the head and then the baby will be pulled out of the vagina into the outside world. The baby will not just be pulled anyhow but the doctor will do this job according to the contractions of the mother.
In order to succeed with assisted birth, the baby will be helped by instruments known as forceps and ventouse; these two are attached to the baby so as to aid the baby come out easily when the mother is not able to give birth alone. Forceps can be defined as instruments which have the shape of sugar tongs and come in two pieces. These two pieces are inserted into the mother’s vagina and then they are locked well in their handles so that they can help pull the baby without any damage to the skin or any other organ it comes into contact with.
On the other hand the ventouse looks like a cup which when placed in the vagina, fits well into the head of the baby and therefore uses handles to pull the baby out into the outside world. However, there are several types of ventouse cups and they include:
Assisted birth can be evident among many mothers and so their reasons for the same vary. These reasons include the following: