Amodel of birth: the birth box and birth pants
The birth box
To demonstrate birth, cut and paint a cardboard box to
look like a woman’s body. Make a hole that the doll can
fit through. Make a belly out of the front flap of the box
and breasts out of the back flap.
To make the box more real, you can put it on a cot under a cloth or blanket.
Put a doll above the box on the cot so it looks like a woman, then have someone
lie underneath the cot. This person can push up on the box to show contractions
and make panting and moaning sounds as if giving birth.
Or you can put the womb and vagina you made in
the birth box to give people an idea of how the womb
and vagina fit in the body.
The birth pants
Birth pants give a more real view of birth. Cut a large old
pair of pants with a hole for the vaginal opening. Then have
a woman wear the birth pants over her clothes and act like a
woman in labor. The woman then pushes a doll hidden in
her own clothing out through the hole in the birth pants.
A Book for Midwives (2010)