An obstetrician in rural New South Wales says she has been given a “gift” of sorts by a local doctor.
A local doctor is using her expertise to deliver a baby via Caesarean section.
ABC News 7:24:11The obstetricians are using a medical drone that can be remotely controlled and sent out to deliver the baby.
It’s the latest technology in the fight against childbirth, and it has caught the attention of the local doctor, who says he is impressed.
“I can’t say I’m proud of it but I’m really proud of the outcome,” he said.
“It’s pretty impressive.”
The obstetrician, who asked not to be named, says the remote control is the next step in the process of delivering a live baby.
“We are trying to build a system that allows doctors to do what they do best and we are trying this method to make sure that we can do it safely,” she said.
She said the remote-controlled delivery system had also allowed her to do some very “fancy” surgery, including the operation of a baby under a dress.
She says she’s been asked to deliver babies in the hospital in the past, but has never been the doctor in the position she is today.
“But it’s something that I would like to do in the future and I think it’s a really exciting opportunity,” she told 7:23:12.
Dr Scott Wilson, a GP in the region, says it’s important to be aware of the potential risks involved.
“When a doctor has a baby they’re very vulnerable to the environment, they can get attacked by dogs, they could be seriously injured by a tiger,” he told 7.3.
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