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Low-tech pregnancy device might help birth attendants reduce maternal mortality
Washington Post

Given that she was simulating childbirth on a couch in a carpeted hallway off a hotel lobby right after breakfast, Paulina Quinones Gonzalez decided to keep it simple. No umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, no obstructed labor, no shrieking and flailing. Nevertheless, she didn’t want to make it too easy for the woman attending her and the dozen others watching, all nurse-midwives at their annual convention in Washington last month.