Definitions for ventouse

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  1. ventouse(Noun)

    A cupping glass.

  2. ventouse(Noun)

    A suction cup like device used on a baby's head to assist in difficult childbirths

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventouse(noun)

    a cupping glass

  2. Ventouse

    to cup; to use a cupping glass

  3. Origin: [F.]


  1. Ventouse

    Ventouse is a vacuum device used to assist the delivery of a baby when the second stage of labour has not progressed adequately. It is an alternative to a forceps delivery and caesarean section. It cannot be used when the baby is in the breech position or for premature births. This technique is also called vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery or vacuum extraction. The use of VE is generally safe, but it can occasionally have negative effects on either the mother and the child.


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