The Vacuum Extractor with Silicone Cup 60mm is a medical device used in obstetrics to facilitate assisted vaginal delivery during childbirth. The device consists of a hand-operated vacuum pump connected to a single silicone cup, which measures 60mm in diameter. The soft and flexible nature of the silicone cup provides a secure and gentle grip on the baby’s head, ensuring a safe and controlled extraction process.
- Silicone Cup: The vacuum extractor utilizes a single silicone cup with a diameter of 60mm. The silicone material is soft, pliable, and non-toxic, ensuring a gentle and comfortable contact with the baby’s head during the extraction.
- Hand-Operated Vacuum Pump: The device is equipped with a manual vacuum pump that is operated by a healthcare professional. The pump creates negative pressure within the silicone cup, allowing it to adhere securely to the baby’s head for a controlled extraction.
- Safety Release Valve: The vacuum pump typically includes a safety release valve that provides immediate and controlled release of the suction when needed. This safety feature prevents excessive force on the baby’s head and ensures the procedure remains safe.
- Transparent Tubing: The vacuum extractor usually comes with transparent tubing, which allows the healthcare provider to monitor the pressure levels and ensure precise control during the extraction process.
- Assisted Vaginal Delivery: The Vacuum Extractor with Silicone Cup 60mm is used when additional assistance is required for a vaginal delivery due to prolonged labor, maternal exhaustion, or fetal distress. It helps guide the baby’s head through the birth canal during contractions.
- Avoiding Cesarean Section: In certain cases where a vaginal delivery is preferred over cesarean section (C-section), the vacuum extraction method can be an alternative to reduce the need for surgical intervention.
- Reducing Birth Injuries: The controlled application of suction during vacuum extraction reduces the risk of birth injuries to both the mother and the baby when performed correctly by trained healthcare professionals.
- Maternal Pelvic Floor Conditions: In situations where the mother has specific pelvic floor conditions that affect the pushing phase of labor, vacuum extraction can be a beneficial option.