A vacuum delivery, also known as a vacuum-assisted delivery or vacuum extraction. It is used to help move the baby through the birth canal during delivery when a mom's labor has stalled.
However, there are only about 5 in every 200 babies are born with the help of vacuum extraction and you should know that the procedure is safe for both mother and baby.
Vacuum extraction is done during the second stage of labor which is called as "pushing phase" when your baby is very close to being delivered.
A vacuum-assisted delivery is necessary if your labor is prolonged and needs to be sped up particularly if you or your baby are at risk for health complications during the delivery.
Specifically, your doctor may do a vacuum extraction if there are the following situatons:
The Kiwi OmniCup is the most versatile of the Kiwi vacuums. It has a flexible-stem and low profile cup which enable placement over the flexion point of the baby's head no matter the fetal head position.
This is vital in order to realign the head so that the smallest diameters of the fetal head are presented to the birth canal. When the OmniCup is properly placed and traction is exerted in-line with the pelvic axis, malpositions of the fetal head can be corrected. It is one of the most useful vacuum delivery device.
This Kiwi Omni-MT specifically used for cesarean section deliveries during floating head cases. The pressure can be built in the hand so there is no need for any external pressure source.
The Kiwi Omni-MT device can build a pressure close to 700 mm Hg. Properly placed and traction is exerted in line with the pelvic axis. Another end of the delivery cup has got a vacuum release button in order to release the pressure built once the procedure is done.
The Mityvac Vacuum Assisted Delivery System has safely aided obstetricians during operative vaginal deliveries. Mityvac is a two-piece system comprised of a handheld reusable pump.
Also, there are some advantages of Mityvac:
It has a Flexible M-Style Mushroom cup that flexes up to 90º in any direction and facilitates use in non-occiput anterior positions. Handle rotates without transferring to the cup, minimizing torsion-related injuries.
The silicon vacuum cup is one of the most useful delivery device and can easily fit even in the presence of caput succedaneum.
It has no risk of cephalohematoma because a slight difference between the internal and external pressures at the marked sites is dispersed over a wide area onto which the cup is fitted.
The silicon cup can produce expulsive force in a more natural way, enabling the simultaneous performance of rotation and traction.