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  • n. A cupping glass.
  • n. A suction cup like device used on a baby's head to assist in difficult childbirths
  • v. To cup; to use a cupping glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cupping glass.
  • v. To cup; to use a cupping glass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cup.


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from Middle English


  • · All obstetric maneuver, forceps, ventouse and symphysectomy.

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  • One of the downsides is a higher rate of "instrumental deliveries" - in which doctors need to use forceps or a ventouse to help deliver the baby's head.

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  • Both babies suffered a significant subgaleal haemorrhage, or bleeding in the space between the scalp and the skull, after being delivered with the assistance of a ventouse extraction which involves a suction cup placed on the infant's head. | Top Stories

  • They advised using a ventouse, that's a vacuum attached to her head. - Comments

  • I agreed, the ventouse was shoved up there, and together she was pulled out as I pushed. - Comments

  • Obstetricians then intervened but it is claimed he was still was not delivered promptly - a ventouse and a forceps delivery failed and by the time he was finally delivered by Caesarean section he was in a very poorly condition.

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  • She said that according to the midwives and medical records, Dr Mohlala gave six 'pulls' with the ventouse suction device, which is twice the recommended amount.

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  • Not only are these labours generally longer and harder, they are also more likely to end in an assisted delivery with forceps, ventouse or a Caesarean.

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  • Well, yesterday they had the 'complicated labour and birth' session which should have covered induction of labour, interventions, ventouse, forceps, caesarian section and epidurals, and when son recounted the class to me I was reduced to tears, of laughter.

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  • At 13.50, after one pull of the ventouse, baby was born with with her hand up by her cheek and and a real cone-head. News


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