Management of prolonged/arrested labor: Part 2

  1. Amniotomy: Rupturing of the membranes by inserting a gloved finger into the vagina for rupturing the membranes for accelerating the labor process. It is done in conjunction with the administration of Oxytocin/Pitocin. 
  2. Instrumental delivery: In the case of fetal distress, immediate instrumental delivery with vacuum extractors or forceps delivery is done. Care must be taken to avoid permanent birth injuries. It is done in rare cases.

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Question: Name any one injury following improper instrumental delivery.

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