Are Number of Pop-Offs, Forcep Pulls or Longer Operative Vaginal Delivery Times Associated with Adverse Neonatal Outcomes?
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE:
Miller et al. (American Journal of Perinatology,
2019) examined whether the number of vacuum pop-offs, forceps pulls, or
duration of attempted operative vaginal delivery was associated with adverse
fetal or maternal outcomes
Secondary analysis of a multicenter observational cohort study
NICHD MFMU abstracted data between 2008-2011
Pregnancies >23 weeks
115,502 women | 25 hospitals
Women who underwent OVD
Women were stratified by
Duration of OVD (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, ≥12 minutes)
Number of vacuum pop-offs or forceps pulls (0, 1, 2, ≥3)
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