It’s a story like one we’ve never heard before, and proves that anyone can have a dream or an idea that can change the world. A 59 year old Argentine car mechanic has invented a device that is going to save the lives of potentially thousands of babies and moms! It’s absolutely amazing, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
It was seven years ago when Jorge Odon was working with friends in an auto shop, when the other guys started to talk about a YouTube video that showed how you can use a plastic grocery bag to retrieve a cork from the inside of an empty wine bottle. It’s a pretty simple theory: you stick the bag inside the wine bottle, and then blow to fill it up with air until it envelopes the cork, and then you pull it out. No one else thought much of it, but Jorge Odon knew that it was the start of something big.
Odon’s big idea? That the same premise as the YouTube wine bottle trick could be applied to babies who were stuck in the birth canal. Obstructed labor is responsible for the deaths of tons of babies each year, as well as 8 percent of maternal deaths as well. That’s more than 20,000 women, not to even mention the large number of birth defects and other health problems that result from obstructed labor. Sometimes, obstructed labor can lead to higher c-section rates as well.
Jorge Odon even woke his wife up in the middle of the night to tell her his huge idea, but she thought he had lost his mind. He even made a prototype in the kitchen, using his daughter’s baby doll and a glass jar. It worked like a charm! The very next day, he met with an OBGYN to discuss if such a thing were even possible. The doctor agreed that the idea was amazing, and Odon set to work on making his dream a reality.
The Odon Device, as it is now called, has been backed by the US World Health Organization and is beginning production. Experts think that this device is going to revolutionize the way the world deals with obstructed labor. Doctors agree that it is a much safer alternative to forceps and suction cups, and the New York Times even says:
“it has enormous potential to save babies in poor countries, and perhaps to reduce cesarean section births in rich ones.”
The device is to be manufactured by Becton, Dickinson and Company, or BD, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., which is better known for making syringes. The device is going to be cheap, as well, costing less than $50 to make. Odon’s folks say that they will even charge poorer countries less for the devices. This is just a really amazing story that shows that no matter who you are, where you live, or what you do, a small seemingly silly idea really does have the possibility to change the world!