An Effective Solution for Delivering a Deeply Impacted Fetal Head

Fetal Pillow® is a balloon cephalic elevation device for use in Cesarean sections performed during the second stage of labor. It was created to elevate the fetal head and facilitate delivery of the fetus in women requiring a C-section at full dilation, or those requiring a C-section after a failed instrumental vaginal delivery.1

Baby in the uterus during C Section complication
Baby in the uterus, during C Section complication
Fetal Pillow device for Cesarian Section procedures and C Section complications

Prepare for technical challenges and complications that may arise during second stage C-sections

A Cesarean section at full dilation with a fetal head deeply impacted in the pelvis is a challenge every labor and delivery team must be equipped to address.

May Reduce Overall Treatment Costs2,8

Can reduce complications and may save up to $1,200 per patient.2,3,4,5,6


of physicians would recommend use of
the Fetal Pillow7

1. FDA Approval Letter – July 27,2017.

2. Seal, S.L. , Dey, A. , Barman, S.C. , Kamilya, G. , Mukherji, J. , Onwude, J.L. Randomized controlled trial of elevation of the fetal head with a fetal pillow during cesarean delivery at full cervical dilatation. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2016;133: 178-182.

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4. Toner, Richard W.; Pizzi, Laura, Leas; Brian, Ballas; Samir K.; Quigley, Alyson; Goldfarb, Neil I. Costs to Hospitals of Acquiring and Processing Blood in the US. A Survey of Hospital-Based Blood Banks and Transfusion Services. Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. USA Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2011; 9 (1): 29-37.

5. Dexter, Franklin, MD, PhD; Ledolter, Johannes, PhD; Wachtel, Ruth E., PhD, MBA. Tactical Decision Making for Selective Expansion of Operating Room Resources Incorporating Financial Criteria and Uncertainty in Subspecialties’ Future Workloads. Anesth Analg 2005;100:1425–32.

6. Blood Transfusion and Cesarean Delivery, Obstetrics & Gynecology. Rouse, Dwight J. MD, MSPH, et al. October 2006 – Volume 108 – Issue 4 – p 891-897 doi:10.1097/01.AOG.0000236547.35234.8c.

7. Lassey, Sarah C.; Little, Sarah E.; Saadeh, Michael; Patton, Nicole; Farber, Michaela K.; Bateman, Brian T.; Robinson, Julian N. Cephalic Elevation Device for Second-Stage Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 10, 2020.

8. Safa, H. , Beckmann, M. Comparison of maternal and neonatal outcomes from full-dilatation cesarean deliveries using the Fetal Pillow or hand-push method. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2016;135(3):281-284.