A series of midwifery techniques such as diagnosis of the stage of pregnancy, obstetric assistance and episiotomy suturing can be practiced by interchanging several parts.This model allows trainee to practice midwifery techniques based on L.D.R. Concept (Labor, Delivery, and Recovery). Improved Vaginal Examination Model, and Obstetric Assistance Model and newly developed Episiotomy Suturing Model make possible more practical training.
Vaginal Examination Model
- Vaginal Examination Model Vulva II is made from a highly elastic and soft material that gives the feeling of the vaginal wall surrounding the finger.
- The ischial spine and pubic symphysis can be felt.
- Bishop scores from the late stage of pregnancy to the onset of labor (cervical dilation, effacement, consistency and position) can be confirmed.
- Three models with varying degrees of uterus opening dilation are provided, along with a model of the fetal head. These can be interchanged and the degree of engagement of fetal head can be adjusted, making it possible to gauge the progression of labor by means of vaginal examination.
- The fetal head model can be used to gauge rotation of the fetal head by varying positions of the sagittal sutures and posterior fontanel.
- The vulva has a urethral orifice for inserting a urinary catheter.
Obstetric Assistant Model
- The obstetric model - vulva II is made with a highly elastic and durable material that decreases resistance and reduces the amount of forceneeded to extract the fetus during delivery, enabling smooth practice. (Use glycerin to lubricate.
- Protection of the perineum can be practiced.
- Breech extraction can also be practiced as one type of emergency response.
- The umbilical cord is soft and slides away from scissors when being cut, so that each one can be used multiple times to practice tying and cutting.
- The fetal model and placenta model can be attached to practice the entire sequence of steps from delivering the fetus to tying the umbilical cord, cutting the umbilical cord, and delivering the placenta.
- The placental membrane laceration part can be detached into three parts for inspection of the placenta and checking whether or not the membrane is intact.
Perineal Suture Model
- This model enables confirmation of the perineal laceration position and level of laceration, and practice in preparing for and performing a suture.
- Use of forceps can also be practiced.