Instrument-assisted Delivery – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on instrument-assisted delivery (IAD). The topics discussed include: reasons for IAD, preparation during labour, the anaesthesia used during IAD and the recovery after IAD.
The two IAD techniques described are forceps-assisted delivery and vacuum-assisted delivery. Anatomical illustrations are provided for both techniques, including illustrations that show forceps-assisted delivery for the following: low-cavity forceps delivery, outlet forceps delivery, mid-cavity forceps delivery and breech delivery.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for pregnant women as instrument-assisted delivery is discussed in detail, including a discussion of the possible complications and risks posed to both the mother and baby.
Instrument-assisted delivery is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.