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Odon childbirth device:
Car mechanic uncorks a revolution

BBC News, by Vibeke Venema

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Posted By:Craig Schneider, 12/4/2013 7:07:35 PM

A "potentially revolutionary" device to help women during difficult births has come from an unlikely source - a car mechanic from Argentina, who based the idea on a party trick. Apart from having five children of his own, Jorge Odon had no connection with the world of obstetrics. He did however have a talent for invention. "It comes naturally - for instance if I have a problem in my workplace I will go to bed and my head will think it through and I will wake up in the middle of the night with a solution," he says.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steph_gray, 12/4/2013 7:13:35 PM     (No. 9640554)

That is a wonderful feel-good article. I love inventions, and this sounds terrific and simple.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: djcdjc, 12/4/2013 7:24:33 PM     (No. 9640567)

A perfect addition to health coverage for millenial males....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 12/4/2013 7:47:58 PM     (No. 9640588)

Planned parenthood has a similar device, except in uses a corkscrew and a pair of levers shaped like women´s legs. Results are almost 100% successful.... as long as you aren´t the fetus.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: valinva, 12/4/2013 7:54:39 PM     (No. 9640596)

He is now working on a version of the device based on the menorah that will be used when Obamacare fully kicks in. Due to a lack of doctors, women on gurneys will be lined up 7 in a row and their babies will be delivered at one time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Zarin, 12/4/2013 7:55:00 PM     (No. 9640597)

Wow!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 12/4/2013 9:03:08 PM     (No. 9640668)

FTA "Albert Einstein used to say that sometimes imagination is more important than knowledge and this is actually the case, because Jorge didn´t have any knowledge of obstetrics".

Take that, elitists. Mr Odon is as unlikely an inventer of this device as Paul Winchell was of one of the first implantable artificial hearts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/4/2013 9:10:08 PM     (No. 9640678)

Looks like a grease gun.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charma, 12/4/2013 9:45:08 PM     (No. 9640695)

More power to him! I hope he makes millions. He has the innovative spirit and didn´t do it with money from the government. I wish him the best success.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/4/2013 11:03:23 PM     (No. 9640738)

One idea saves women a lot of pain.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pepperblue, 12/4/2013 11:48:43 PM     (No. 9640767)

What´s more amazing is that we have a new invention to assist in childbirth after almost 2 centuries of the same old thing. Clearly saving the child has not been of importance for quite some time -- explains the ruling by the Supremes in Rowe v Wade.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redink, 12/5/2013 12:24:41 AM     (No. 9640787)

This is AMAZING.
The obstetrician goes on to say that no new innovations in birthing have occurred since the vacuum...before that it was foreceps which are incredibly still used. Medieval stuff, that.

FTA: "Schvartzman says the most important thing is that the Odon device is easy to use - it could potentially be used by a midwife without a doctor present. It also reduces the risk of transmission from mother to baby of infections such as HIV. And, in developed countries, it could help bring down soaring rates of Caesarean births.

"These features combined make it a potentially revolutionary development in obstetrics," says Merialdi."

God bless Jorge for following his dreams and instincts, and the doctors who saw the potential in this life-saving device.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/5/2013 12:37:30 AM     (No. 9640798)

Looks like a pop gun. Same sound?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: kanphil, 12/5/2013 5:37:32 AM     (No. 9640876)

Makes childbirth sound so good I´m sure it makes you ladies go right out and get pregnant.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: harper, 12/5/2013 5:42:11 PM     (No. 9641959)

Certainly different than the tool vets use on cows. Consists of a slightly modified car´s three legged bumper jack, a few feet of chain and a long-armed vet with the ability to attach the chain one-handed.

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