Bleeding After Birth Complete — Participant

Bleeding After Birth Complete


Course by Jhpiego


With Bleeding After Birth Complete (BABC) you will develop the knowledge, skills, and competency to prevent and manage the leading cause of maternal death, post-partum hemorrhage.

  • Hands-on skills practice is essential for the course.
  • This page provides you with the information and resources you need to participate in the course. Please follow guidance from your facilitator.

Learning materials

Here you can find PDFs of the course materials that you can view digitally or download. In some cases your facilitator will also provide printed versions.

Action Plans

The Action Plans will guide during the course. After the course, keep it visible in your facility to help you remember what you have learned.

Provider Guide

This guide will help you continue practicing and improve the quality of care.


Bleeding After Birth
Managing the Third Stage of Labor
Uterine Compression
Using an Anti-Shock Garment
Aortic Compression
Uterine Balloon Tamponade
Manual Removal of the Placenta
Cervical Tears
Managing Severe Bleeding After Birth
Examining the Placenta


During practice of Bleeding After Birth Complete you will need:

  • Action Plans
  • Provider Guide
  • Towel to create clean/sterile area
  • Cloths for newborn
  • Baby hat
  • Scissors
  • Clamps
  • Ties
  • Sample oxytocin vial
  • Sample additional uterotonics as used in local setting
  • Sample TXA and mock TXA vial and diluent
  • Syringe
  • Pinard
  • Stethoscope
  • Urinary catheter & bag
  • BP machine – cradle devic
  • Resuscitator
  • Basin for placenta
  • Gloves
  • Maternal simulator
  • Large floor protector (shower curtain or other)
  • Paper/cloth towels for cleaning up spills
  • Waste bin
  • Tape 
  • Personal protective equipment

Sustainable practice

Regular practice reinforces new knowledge and skills. Practice also develops skills and improves teamwork and clinical decision-making. The last pages of your Provider Guide include 10 practice sessions for you to continue practice in your facility after the course.

Download the Provider Guide

About Jhpiego

This course was developed by Jhpiego, an organization that creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. They believe that where people live should not determine if they live. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Jhpiego’s dedicated team of technical experts in human resource development; maternal and newborn health; monitoring, evaluation and research; in concert with global partners has brought the HMS suite of training materials forth to improve quality of care at birth.

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