Mechanic Invents Tool To Aid In Vaginal Delivery

CBS Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – An Argentine mechanic was inspired by a wine bottle trick to invent a cheap medical device that could reduce complications in women during labor delivery.

CBS News reports Jorge Odon came up with the idea of the “Odon device” first in a dream after he won a bet with friends to remove a cork stuck in a glass bottle without breaking it.

The 59-year-old took it a few steps further realizing the same process could be done during vaginal delivery.

According to, a plastic bag is slipped inside a lubricated plastic sleeve around the baby’s head by an attendant.  It’s then inflated to grip the baby’s head and pulls the bag safely until the baby emerges.


A YouTube video showing a person dislodging a cork from a wine bottle by rolling up a plastic bag, placing it in the bottle and inflating…

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