At times it is difficult to assess whether instrumental delivery could be carried out safely or to opt for a CS. If fetal distress is present, CS may be a better option, as further delay may compromise the baby. Trial of instrumental delivery should be done in the theatre under good epidural or spinal anaesthesia and with the theatre team, anaesthetist and paediatrician present. The intent is to abandon IVD should there be any difficulty and to proceed to immediate CS. This should have been explicitly explained to the mother and her partner and appropriate consent obtained prior to the procedure, which should be undertaken by a senior person.
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