TIL That 1965 A patent was awarded for an “Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force”

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  1. I don’t understand how this could work? *Maybe* if labor had already begun but for some reason the mother could no longer push (for instance, if she went unconscious) centrifugal force could help the baby out of the birth canal, although it would probably just be easier to use forceps or perform a c-section in that case, but if the cervix isn’t already fully dilated the baby is just going to get pressed up against the uterine wall.

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