Obstetrical Forceps In The Early 1500s

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In the early 1500s, Dr. Pierre Chamberlen was the first to use the obstetrical forceps. Obstetrical forceps are an instrument that is similar to a pair of tongs. They are used for removing particular things from and within the human body. The main circumstances that obstetrical forceps are used for is childbirth. Obstetrical forceps help assist delivering the baby during childbirth. It does that by pressing the forceps (that looks like a pair of tongs) around the head of the infant and using the forceps to maneuver the baby out. There are different kind of obstetrical forceps that are used in the operating room. Those forceps are called Simpson forceps, Elliot forceps, Kielland forceps, and Wrigley’s forceps.

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