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Neville Barnes forceps

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These have a cephalic and pelvic curve, and are thus used for delivery of babies presenting as (occipitoanterior) OA. These forceps are used for low-cavity deliveries.

This should NOT be considered a manual for using forceps, but as a brief summary: the left blade is put on first, followed by the right. The baby is then pulled down until the occiput is under the symphysis, then pulled round. An episiotomy is often needed.

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