Chapter 25: Homemade tools and teaching materials
Using models to teach
To show how the baby, placenta, and membranes fit inside the womb, put the
baby inside the membranes with the placenta, then put the membrane bag into
the womb. Put the bottom of the placenta up against the red circle inside the
womb and pin it with a pin.
1. Pull the drawstring
to close the cervix.
2. Then open the drawstring so the baby can be
“born.” (If you want to show that the waters have
broken, open the drawstring on the membranes.)
3. Take off the pin and
squeeze the placenta
out to show the birth
of the placenta.
4. Explain that the red circle inside the womb is
like an open wound that bleeds. Squeeze the
womb to show how it must contract to stop
A Book for Midwives (2010)