When a woman is in labor, there are many things that may not go as planned. If a woman is going through a difficult delivery or an emergency Cesarean section may be needed, then a North Carolina doctor may make the decision to conduct a vacuum-assisted delivery. As defined by Healthline, this type of delivery involves the use of a soft cup being placed on the baby’s head and a vacuum machine helping to pull the baby through the birth canal.
Any birth situation, natural, C-section or vacuum-assisted, has risks. The risks associated with a vacuum-assisted birth, though, are lower than those associated with a C-section. These risks can be increased if the procedure is not done correctly, which could be a medical negligence situation. Typically, though, an assisted birth is safer than a C-section as long as it properly performed.