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ventouse

(vɛnˈtuːs) or

ventose

n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) an apparatus sometimes used to assist the delivery of a baby, consisting of a cup which is attached to the fetal head by suction, and a chain by which traction can be exerted in order to draw out the baby
[C16: from Old French ventose a cupping glass]
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Antibiotics are currently given to women after a caesarean to prevent infections but they are not routinely given after an assisted vaginal delivery with ventouse suction cup or forceps.
He was delivered by ventouse delivery and it is claimed he was unnecessarily exposed to both asphyxia and trauma from the vacuum extraction and their potential long-term consequences.
Anna, who lives in Airyhall, said: "I was in labour for over two days, ending in an emergency ventouse delivery on the ward.
Topics included were maternal and newborn resuscitation; early newborn care (recognition and management of prematurity, hypoglycaemia and hypothermia); communication triage and referral; management of shock and the unconscious patient; recognition and management of severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia; recognition, prevention and management of obstetric haemorrhage; sepsis; use of the partograph; recognition and management of obstructed labour; ability to perform assisted vaginal delivery (ventouse delivery); manual removal of retained placenta and manual vacuum aspiration for retained products of conception; recognition and management of other obstetric emergencies (breech delivery, cord prolapse, twin delivery, shoulder dystocia); and managing difficult caesarean sections.
"In the end they had to turn to my husband and tell him they were going to use a ventouse to deliver her.
Mode of delivery was spontaneous vaginal in 38/86 subjects (44%), Caesarean section in 38/86 (44%), forceps-assisted delivery in six and ventouse extraction in three.
En los anos siguientes fundo su propia revista y publico sus propios libros de historieta: Le Cordon Infernal (1978), La Vie Passionnee de Therese d'Avila (1980), Les Meres (1982), Le Destin de Monique (1984), Tourista (1984), Docteur Ventouse, bobologue (1985- 1986) y Agrippine (1988-2009).
Of course it wasn't, I had a healthy baby at the end of it, but after a failed attempt at both a ventouse and forceps delivery, the surgeon performed an episiotomy and had to cut my baby out.
In the present study, maximum number of birth asphyxia was more common in forceps/ ventouse delivery (46.3%) which was statistically significant (p < 0.01).