Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the decision-to-delivery interval for forceps delivery and vacuum extraction. Study design: A retrospective analysis of all instrumental deliveries over a 1-year period in a delivery ward of a university tertiary health care facility was performed. The decision-to-delivery interval was compared between forceps delivery and vacuum extraction. Results: The decision-to-delivery interval was 8.6 ± 5.4 and 13.8 ± 6.2 min for forceps and vacuum deliveries, respectively (P = 0.0001). Conclusion: It appears that it is quicker to accomplish forceps delivery than vacuum extraction.
- Forceps delivery
- Vacuum extraction