Definition of vacuum extractor in English:

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vacuum extractor


A cup-shaped appliance for performing vacuum extraction in childbirth. Also called ventouse.
Example sentences
  • When such problems occur during the second stage of labour, birth can be hastened by application of obstetric forceps or the vacuum extractor.
  • Women who use epidurals are more likely to need a vacuum extractor or forceps put on their baby's head to help pull the baby out of their body.
  • In the United States, the forceps has been preferred, although the vacuum extractor is becoming increasingly popular.

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