The car mechanic’s “trick” to an easier birth

When Jorge Odón was intrigued by a trick of removing a cork stuck inside a bottle using only a plastic bag, he won a bet and helped women around the world. He invented a device that works similarly when a vaginal birth has complications. The device caught the attention of the WHO and  won a ““Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development” Award for its ”potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns at the time of birth”.

So this might be a good moment for forceps to consider retirement.


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