When is instrumental delivery performed?
Instrumental delivery may be recommended when the baby's head isn't facing in the right direction, or the heartbeat of the mother or baby indicates there may be difficulties. In some cases, instrumental delivery may also be recommended if the mother is pushing during labor, but the birth is not progressing as expected.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 15 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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