Medela Basic for vacuum assisted delivery

Vacuum Assisted Delivery System

Reliability and flexibility whenever the birth process requires vacuum
assistance.

Provide safe and efficient assistance during birth with rapid vacuum build-up

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Benefits of Medela's Vacuum Assisted Delivery (VAD) System

Various techniques can be used to assist women giving birth. Medela offers a  complete system that includes a suction pump with all the necessary components and a large choice of suction cups.

  • Rapid vacuum-build up in seconds.1 
  • Quick set-up thanks to compatible parts.
  • The active vacuum of the Suction Pump ensures firm attachment of the suction cup to the baby’s head and reduces the risk of cup pop-offs.
  • Thanks to the extensive range of rigid and soft suction cups (disposable or reusable) the right cup for each individual situation is always available.

VAD in action

Safe and individualized assistance

Medela's Suction Pumps, Dominant Flex and Basic, offer fast and efficient vacuum build up, easy maintenance and precise vacuum settings.

The consistent active vacuum helps to keep the suction cup in place to reduce the risk of cup pop-offs. Medela offers an extensive range of disposable and reusable suction cups.

Medela suction pumps have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient use with all these types of suction cups3.

Medela adjusting vacuum level

The membrane vacuum regulator of the Medela Suction Pump can be set to the precise level required and ensures that the vacuum is built up in seconds.

Medela Basic piston technology

With its silent piston/cylinder technology the vacuum that has been set is maintained during the procedure. 

Medela Basic and Dominant Flex accessories foot vacuum controller

The optional foot vacuum regulator is ideal to gently increase the vacuum to the level set on the Medela Suction Pump without needing to turn the vacuum regulator knob. Simply press down with the heel to release the vacuum immediately when the baby is born.

A choice of suction cups completes the Medela VAD System2

Reusable Rigid Suction Cups
Reusable Soft Suction Cups
Single-use Suction Cups
Apgar Timer
Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cups malmstroem

Malmström Cups

The Malmström Cups’ design allows for a good seal to help minimise pop-offs.

This type of VAD suction cup is used when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior position.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Malmström Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

Malmström Cups

Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cups malmstroem

The Malmström Cups’ design allows for a good seal to help minimise pop-offs.

This type of VAD suction cup is used when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior position.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Malmström Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

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Medela vacuum assisted delivery various types of suction cups

Bird Cups

The Bird Cup is the most widely sold type of suction cup. It is based on the design of the Malmström Cup, with separate suction and traction ports.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

Bird Cups

Medela vacuum assisted delivery various types of suction cups

The Bird Cup is the most widely sold type of suction cup. It is based on the design of the Malmström Cup, with separate suction and traction ports.

Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Cup comes in diameters of 40, 50 and 60mm.

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Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cups bird posterior

Bird Posterior Cup

Especially designed for the occipito-posterior fetal position, the vacuum port is positioned on the side of this suction cup.

This, together with its low profile, ensures easier insertion. Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Posterior Cup comes in the diameter of 50mm.

Bird Posterior Cup

Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cups bird posterior

Especially designed for the occipito-posterior fetal position, the vacuum port is positioned on the side of this suction cup.

This, together with its low profile, ensures easier insertion. Made of autoclavable stainless steel, the Bird Posterior Cup comes in the diameter of 50mm.

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Medela vacuum assisted delivery silicone cup reusable

Silc Cups

This medical-grade silicone cup attaches gently to the fetal scalp.

Its one-piece design for easy handling and its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge make it possible to observe rotation.

The reusable silicone suction cups are autoclavable and come in 50 and 60mm sizes.

Silc Cups

Medela vacuum assisted delivery silicone cup reusable

This medical-grade silicone cup attaches gently to the fetal scalp.

Its one-piece design for easy handling and its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge make it possible to observe rotation.

The reusable silicone suction cups are autoclavable and come in 50 and 60mm sizes.

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Medela vacuum assisted delivery caes aid cup

CaesAid Cups for caesarean sections

The CaesAid cup offers gentle support for delivery during caesarean sections. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

Plus, it can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation.

The CaesAid is made of medical-grade silicone, is autoclavable and is 60mm in size.

CaesAid Cups for caesarean sections

Medela vacuum assisted delivery caes aid cup

The CaesAid cup offers gentle support for delivery during caesarean sections. The use of the CaesAid may allow for a smaller incision with less blood loss.

Plus, it can be attached to the pump used for suctioning during the operation.

The CaesAid is made of medical-grade silicone, is autoclavable and is 60mm in size.

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The Medela Single-use Suction Cups are disposable versions of the Medela Reusable Suction Cups and an alternative to traditional steel or silicone cups. Single-use cups are ready for immediate use and require no reprocessing.

Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cup bird single use

Single use Bird Cup

The polycarbonate version of the reusable Bird Cup comes with a traction handle that can be tilted for use when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior or posterior position.

The diameter is 50mm.

Single use Bird Cup

Medela vacuum assisted delivery suction cup bird single use

The polycarbonate version of the reusable Bird Cup comes with a traction handle that can be tilted for use when the fetus is in the occipito-anterior or posterior position.

The diameter is 50mm.

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Medela vacuum assisted delivery silicone cup for single use

Single use Silc Cup

The ventouse attaches gently to the fetal scalp. Its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge allows observing rotation. 

It is made of thermoplastic elastomer and is 60mm in diameter.

Single use Silc Cup

Medela vacuum assisted delivery silicone cup for single use

The ventouse attaches gently to the fetal scalp. Its smooth surface with a longitudinal ridge allows observing rotation. 

It is made of thermoplastic elastomer and is 60mm in diameter.

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When the birth process requires vacuum support and no power source is available

Manual vacuum extraction pump

Medela's manual vacuum extraction pump is a long-lasting pump which has proven its value and is appreciated by NGO’s all over the world.

manual vacuum extraction set

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