Assisted vaginal delivery increases risk of benign, intracranial hemorrhages in healthy neonates

Takeaway

  • Although incidental intracranial hemorrhages are relatively common in neonates born by assisted vaginal delivery, they are not clinically significant.

Why this matters

    The intracranial hemorrhages were clinically insignificant within the first years of life and have unlikely consequences for later neurodevelopment; these findings can help clinicians to reassure concerned parents.