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The Ogdon Device – Car Mechanic Invents Tool to Ease Obstructed Births

on March 26, 2014

The Ogdon DeviceWhat an amazing story.

One day a car mechanic watches a YouTube video on how to extract a lost cork from a wine bottle.

At 4 o’clock the next morning he suddenly wakes realising you could do the same thing to ease a difficult birth.

Viola, the rest is history.

As a woman who has had 3 natural births, 2 of those assisted with a ventouse, I have experienced first hand the discomfort and seen the physical trauma this procedure subjects to a new born baby’s head.

So what an extraordinary moment at 4am for Jorge Odon and for the world.  Inventing a simple, low cost powerful alternative to the dangers of the traditional ventouse or forceps births.  And a revelation for the third world.

Read about Jorge’s invention in the New York Times here, or on the Odon Device website here.

And the Ogdon Device has won the enthusiastic endorsement of the World Health Organisation.

Wonderful stuff.

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2 Responses to “The Ogdon Device – Car Mechanic Invents Tool to Ease Obstructed Births”

  1. Alana Woods says:

    Forceps were used in my first two children’s births and it was traumatic for all involved. Hopefully this new device will make such births much less stressful.

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