(This is someone else's comment posted to the debacle, posted with her permission.)
...It's hard to find ideas that are wackier than Dr. Odent's...
Let me think of some:
Women should lie down when giving birth.
Women should have fingers placed in her vagina at regular intervals to "check" her performance.
Women should have needles placed into their spines and anaesthetic injected (that risks death and paralysis).
If labor stops or slows down to give a woman a rest, even if the baby is doing fine, we shall inject a synthetic drug (made from pig product) into the woman to "start her up again".
We shall make a biological physiological process as unatural as possible so that as many as 1:3 or 4 women need major abdominal surgery to relieve them of their offspring.
We shall sever the umbilical cord and its vital component of blood (up to 200mls) as soon as the baby is born.
We shall break the waters of the amniotic sack that protects the baby at all labors to speed labor up despite their still being no reliable scientific evidence that says that this practice does in fact speed things up!
Obstetrics:crazy crazy people doing crazy things every day!
Obstetrics: conning women, performing unecessary surgery and misleading the public every day!
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