Operative birth delivery is an important component of modern obstetrics. Its purpose is to achieve or expedite a vaginal delivery. The rate of operative deliveries has significantly decreased in the last two decades, accounting for part of the increase in cesarean delivery rates in the United States.
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Note: Rate of neonatal death is similar for spontaneous vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery, forceps, or vacuum
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Trial of Operative Vaginal Delivery
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