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Delivery Room Tools That May Freak You Out (but Shouldn’t!)

Mentally preparing for delivery? Smart! These are the medical tools you may see in the delivery room and what exactly they’re used for. Relax. They’ve been used on plenty of moms who’ve lived to tell (or not tell) about them.

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Hemostat

Hemostat

This clamp is used for containing any type of bleed, holding sutures and -- most important -- clamping the umbilical cord for cutting.

See More: 3rd Trimester , Labor and Delivery , Prenatal Checkups