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Assisted Vaginal Births

Assisted Vaginal Births

This information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is for you if you wish to know more about assisted vaginal birth (also known as operative vaginal birth). An assisted vaginal birth is when a healthcare professional uses specially designed instruments to help you give birth to your baby.

You may choose to read this information whilst you are pregnant to help with planning your birth.

This information may also be helpful if you are a partner, relative or friend of someone who is in this situation.