- - low forceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head at station ≥ +2 cm and not on the pelvic floor. This classification of forceps d. may be with or without rotation of the fetal head.- midforceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head at above +2 station, but after engagement has taken place.- outlet forceps d. d. by forceps applied to the fetal head when it has reached the perineal floor and is visible between contractions.- perimortem d. SYN: postmortem d..
* * *2) the procedure of assisting birth of the fetus and expulsion of the placenta by manual, instrumental, or surgical means
* * *n.
* * *de·liv·ery (de-livґər-e) 1. 1. the act of bringing or transporting something. 2. 2. expulsion or extraction of the child and the afterbirth; see also labor. 3. removal of a part, as the lens of the eye.
Medical dictionary. 2011.