Trauma to moms, babies increasing with forceps deliveries, study shows

Is it time to abandon forceps?

A new study shows a startling increase in Canada in physical trauma to women from forceps deliveries, highlighting what some doctors have been warning of for years: the withering art of the forceps.

It also suggests the push to do fewer C-sections could be creating a whole new set of problems.

Published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the study involved almost two million singleton, or one-baby deliveries in Alberta, Saskatchewan,

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