How to Use Fetal Pillow®

This video will show you how to place and inflate the Fetal Pillow:

Be sure to remember these 6 steps*

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Hold the base plate of the Fetal Pillow between the fingers and thumb and fold to squeeze the dome of the balloon between the base plate. The tube attachment should be at the superior end during insertion. Insert into the vagina using sterile lubrication.

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Make sure that the dome of the balloon surface is in contact with the fetal head and the base plate in contact with the pelvic floor. Once inserted, the device should be pushed posteriorly until it is touching the coccyx. The position is like the insertion of a vacuum cup for an occiput posterior position.

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The patient’s legs must be placed flat before inflation is carried out using sterile saline with the 60 cc syringe provided.

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A total of 180 cc of saline (3 syringes of fluid) is required to produce the desired elevation. Close the luer valve after filling to prevent the fluid from leaking. Inflation volume should not exceed 180 cc.

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Once the inflation is complete, perform Cesarean section using the standard technique.

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After delivery of the baby, the luer valve is opened to release the fluid. Remove device at the end of the procedure by pulling on the tubing or hooking a finger on the plate and pulling the device out of the vagina.

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Hold the base plate of the Fetal Pillow between the fingers and thumb and fold to squeeze the dome of the balloon between the base plate. The tube attachment should be at the superior end during insertion. Insert into the vagina using sterile lubrication.

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A total of 180 cc of saline (3 syringes of fluid) is required to produce the desired elevation. Close the luer valve after filling to prevent the fluid from leaking. Inflation volume should not exceed 180 cc.

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Make sure that the dome of the balloon surface is in contact with the fetal head and the base plate in contact with the pelvic floor. Once inserted, the device should be pushed posteriorly until it is touching the coccyx. The position is like the insertion of a vacuum cup for an occiput posterior position.

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Once the inflation is complete, perform Cesarean section using the standard technique.

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The patient’s legs must be placed flat before inflation is carried out using sterile saline with the 60 cc syringe provided.

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After delivery of the baby, the luer valve is opened to release the fluid. Remove device at the end of the procedure by pulling on the tubing or hooking a finger on the plate and pulling the device out of the vagina.

*Inflate the device with 60 cc saline prior to use to check the integrity of the device. Empty the device using the syringe provided before insertion.