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Old 10-03-2003, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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You have got to check out this 1965 patent.


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This is funny. But is it a joke?
I like the part where it basically says modern, industrialized women don't have the physical strength to push a baby out. What an underestimate of the abilities and strength of women!
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I don't know if it's a joke, but as for pushing the baby out - keep in mind in 1965 moms were usually given twilight sleep for labor and put under general for the delivery. Forceps were routine on all babies. SCARY, eh?
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Frighteningly enough, I think it's an honest-to-goodness patent. I got it off the Ig Nobel prizes page (see my link in TAO). No information on whether it was ever tested.....not that I think it would do anything other than make a woman in labor quite nauseated and cranky.

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hey, my dh and I joked about this - we planned on using the merry-go-round at our local park. You know, I lie down, spin me fast and have various people around with catchers mitts.

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I loved Figure 4 that showed the net to catch the baby located just a few inches from the vaginal opening...er, uh, confinement crevice.

Any volunteers for testing it? Pamamidwife, you might want to develop that Merry-go-Round idea some more. They could name the technique after you. Pam-o-Birther?

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oops, double post :
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OMG! : You have GOT to be kidding me! <grabs crotch and runs away )

My MIL had six children and knocked herself out with the ether everytime so she was unconscious during and after the births. This was 1952-1962. I know she had an episiotomy every time, but I don't think she knows if they used forceps or not. :

BTW, with my 2nd baby I didn't even really have to push my body was a machine and really doin' it and yes, I'm a modern woman.
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