As an expectant mother, or the partner of one, you want to be informed on birth. What to expect, problems that could arise and how to fix them are all valuable pieces of information to hold. One complication most mothers-to-be are aware of is when something stops the baby can't make it out through the last bit of the birth canal.
There are several reasons this may happen, and one of the most common ways doctors alleviate this situation is by doing a forceps-assisted delivery. Once the mother is fully dilated, the doctor will use a large pair of tongs to help pull the baby the rest of the way out.