Forceps Delivery Animation
- Forceps delivery is a type of operative vaginal delivery performed to help guide the baby out of the birth canal if the second stage of labor isn’t progressing or if fetal safety depends on immediate delivery.
- This 2D animation shows how this procedure is performed, showing that once the fetus has descended far enough down the birth canal, a health care provider applies the forceps to the fetal head.
- The forceps are then used to gently assist and guide the fetus out of the birth canal during uterine contractions. Forceps are not used between contractions.