VIDEO – Vacuum Extraction (WHO)

Here is a video put out by the World Health Organization regarding the practice of vacuum extraction versus forceps delivery.  This is commonly used when mom has an epidural and can’t push effectively, when the baby is presenting in a less than optimal position (ie not facing mom’s spine), and when the baby needs to be born immediately.

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VIDEO – External Cephalic Version (WHO)

Here is an interesting video put out by the World Health Organization regarding the indications and counter-indications, as well as the procedure of external cephalic version (ECV).  ECV is where a skilled practitioner attempts to manuver a baby out of a breech presentation.  Enjoy!

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