(2) Fetal. To rescue a jeopardized fetus (for example, premature labor or
fetal distress close to delivery).
b. Complications of Forceps Delivery.
(a) Lacerations of the vagina and cervix, predisposing to hemorrhage
(b) Rupture of the uterus.
Injury to the bladder or rectum.
Figure 5-3. Types of forceps.