Hi, i was wondering the proper way of doing a forceps delivery. i had one on 9/23 because my baby was stuck after pushing for 3.5 hrs. she ended up being posterior and the Dr didn't know beforehand. you can't always tell right? the reason i want to know the proper way is because i had a narcotic so i was not fully awake and my husband said it took 4 people to hold me on the table while the Dr was pulling her out. that seems really excessive. i am not a big person but at 40 weeks i was 150 lbs and baby was born at 8.1. she ended up having erb's palsy and phrenic nerve damage. her arm/shoulder is almost recovered but her phrenic nerve is not recovering. we don't know yet if it is severed or just damaged. i just have no idea if it was not in the norm to have 4 people hold me down! it doesn't seem like it is normal.
Hi I have only seen one forcep delivery. The woman wasn;t a small women but did not need to be held down. It did take the doctor a long time to pull the baby out though. I was shocked at the force it took to get the wee one out.
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