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Scabs on baby head from ventouse delivery

Scabs on baby head from ventouse delivery

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Scabs on a baby's head after vacuum delivery. Vacuum extraction (or ventouse) delivery was introduced in the 1950s as an alternative to forceps delivery in difficult births. A vacuum cup is placed on the baby's head in the birth canal. With the vacuum switched on, the doctor pulls on the baby in time with the mother's contractions. The delivery is slower than with forceps, but has less risk of damage to both mother and child. Normally, only a slight swelling is seen on the baby's head, and disappears after a few days.

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