A mechanic from Argentina develops a potentially safer alternative to vacuum extractors that has won awards and recognition from the WHO.
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NEW OPERATIVE DELIVERY DEVICE MAY BE A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO USE OF FORCEPS AND VACUUM EXTRACTORS DURING DELIVERY
The Odon is an award winning operative delivery device that highlights the importance of alternatives to forceps and vacuum extraction deliveries.
Large, malpositioned baby dies from spinal cord injury caused by forceps delivery; a C-section would have saved her
Forceps delivery can cause severe injury and death in a baby. Thus, physicians must be skilled in the use of forceps, as well as C-section delivery.
Forceps and vacuum extractors are sometimes used during labor and delivery despite risk of brain damage.
Most people associate the use of forceps during delivery as a “last resort,” when all other efforts have failed, to quickly deliver a baby. For many years it has been an accepted practice. Contemporary thinking, however, may be shifting as obstetricians weigh the risks of birth injury to babies if the procedure is not done correctly.