The nurse was trying to feed it. The doctor was just trying to act like he had some idea of what to do.<quoted text> Why did you write that the physician was trying to feed it to keep it alive? Why did you say it drowned in saline? Those are not realistic scenarios.
Filling a woman's womb with saline solution not only drowned the unborn baby but burned soft tissues and skin. Unborn babies routinely open their mouths and drink the amniotic fluid surrounding them. Ingesting the saline caused seizures and hemorrhaging of the brain and other organs.
Back in the 1970s, a physician would infuse the saline early in the day, the effects would take the rest of the day and the dead fetus expelled vaginally. Only it looked like a baby.