Okay so this is just bizarre. As I watched this, I thought," how in the world is this preparing medical students to attend a woman in labor?" I get that they get to practice sitting at the foot of the bed but are they at all seeing normal birth? First, the robot is silent and lays in the lithotomy position(flat on her back with her legs pulled back) This is the least physiological position to give birth in. They say in the clip that she is just like a real "patient" because she is in the right (bad) position on the table and they even have an IV in her...haha. What about a real woman with real emotions giving labor?? No wonder the majority of the medical world does not think of laboring women as real people. As I watch the robot give birth, it is like she is of no consequence..just a body from which to extract a baby. Is this how your local hospital sees you? This does not train medical professionals how to work with a woman who does NOT want an IV or to be on her back. This robot can not give birth in any other position than this. SO what do you think this medical student will do when his first real laboring mother wants to be on her hands and knees on top of the bed? It will blow his/her mind! That is..if it is even allowed. I am saddened to see so much perpetuation of the passive laboring and birthing mother. I don't even like hearing that a Dr. "delivered" someone's baby...the MOTHER is the one birthing the baby for goodness sake. I also noticed that this robot must be numb waist down because he says..as the head is coming out.."a little pressure." hahahahaha What will this new Dr. do when a woman is feeling that head come out...hopefully they will not say,"a little pressure.." Okay, just watch this yourself and be amused by it.
Perinatal mortality in term breech birth
2 days ago