Essential Care for Labor and Birth — Participant

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Essential Care for Labor and Birth

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Essential Care for Labor and Birth

Introduction

With Essential Care for Labor & Birth you will gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for mothers. The course focuses on respectful care and a normal, healthy labor and birth.

  • To participate in this course you need to receive an invitation from a facilitator. Follow guidance in the invitation.
  • The course can happen online or face-to-face. In both cases, hands-on skills practice is very important.
  • This page has the information and resources you need to participate in the course:

Digital learning

Action Plan

The Action Plan shows what you will learn during the course. After the course, hang it in a visible place to help you remember what you have learned

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English

French

Spanish

Videos

Videos from real births by Global Health Media

Demonstration videos for practicing skills

Provider Guide

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

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English — International

English — African

French

Spanish

Equipment

This equipment is needed for practice:

  • Pregnancy wheels or calendars
  • Pens/pencils, paper, blank partographs and/or client records
  • BP machine – 1 per 2 learners
  • Stethoscope – 1 per 2 learners
  • Thermometer
  • Birth simulator with newborn model
  • Gloves (clean and sterile)
  • Fetoscope/Doppler and ultrasound gel
  • Measuring tape
  • Soap or alcohol based hand rub
  • Videos and projector/laptop (if using)
  • Towels, baby hat, and blanket
  • Scissors or blade
  • Hemostats, clamps, ties for cord
  • Basin for placenta
  • Personal protection for provider
  • Mock oxytocin, misoprostol, syringes and needles
  • Suction device for baby
  • Ventilation bag and mask for baby
  • Clock/watch
  • Container for safe sharps disposal
  • Gauze

If you are attending an online training you will also need

  • Smartphone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone

Practice Cards

How to use Simulation Practice Cards