Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare

Forceps Delivery

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, located in the heart of London with facilities in Belgravia and Dulwich, we specialise in providing expert, compassionate care for mothers opting for or requiring forceps delivery. Understanding the importance of safety and comfort, our experienced team is committed to making your childbirth experience as positive and reassuring as possible.

What is Forceps Delivery?

Forceps delivery is a form of assisted vaginal delivery that’s sometimes needed during the birthing process. This method involves using a pair of curved instruments (forceps) to help guide the baby’s head out of the birth canal. It is typically recommended when the baby is showing signs of distress, or when the labour isn’t progressing as planned.

Why Might You Need a Forceps Delivery?

There are several reasons why a doctor may recommend forceps delivery, including:

  • To speed up delivery in case of labour complications.
  • If the baby is in an awkward position and needs help moving through the birth canal.
  • If the mother is exhausted or unable to push the baby out on her own. 

At Grosvenor Gardens Healthcare, your safety and your baby’s well-being are our top priorities. Our approach includes:


  • Informed Consent: Detailed explanations about why forceps delivery might be necessary and what it involves.
  • Expert Care: Our skilled obstetricians have extensive experience with forceps delivery, ensuring the safest possible outcome.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Close monitoring of mother and baby’s well-being throughout the delivery process.
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What to Expect During a Forceps Delivery

We believe in transparency and education. Here’s what you can expect if you are undergoing a forceps delivery:

  • Preparation: You will receive an epidural or local anaesthetic to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • The Delivery: The obstetrician will gently place the forceps around your baby’s head to help guide them out during your contractions.
  • Post-Delivery Care: After delivery, our team will provide immediate postnatal care to both you and your baby, ensuring a healthy start to your new life together.