Argentine mechanic invents a new form of child delivery, avoiding cesareans
August 23, 2011
Jorge Odon is an Argentine mechanic and inventor who already has several patents, but this new invention, tested by experts, helps both mother and unborn baby.
Everything started with a bet on a friend. He assured that could get a cork from inside an empty bottle with a little plastic bag. The trick was well done and thus he won the bet.
Jorge while asleep had an idea about the trick to ease childbirth. So he presented his new ‘idea’ and was successfully tested in 11 births. Right now, the research is maintained by the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Cemic, with the support of the Department of Reproductive Health World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Hugo Krupitzi, who participates in the research, said “It is a device designed to facilitate delivery in the so called prolonged second stage, when the woman on the maximum dilation is bidding, but the delivery does not occur.”
Dr. Angel Fiorillo, head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Cemic added that “The advantage is that a device is inexpensive and easy to implement.” “It can be used in places where there are no ways to solve this situation, as in Africa, where you can not do a Caesarean section or forceps use.”
Other benefits of the device are to reduce the risk of prenatal infections, such as mother-child transmission of HIV, and risk of postpartum hemorrhage.