Designed to facilitate demonstration and practise of palpating the internal birthing canal. The simulator clearly shows the relationship between the foetal head and the ischial spines of the pelvic bone of the mother during the birth process.
The simulator highlights the ischial spines which are of great obstetrical importance. The line drawn between the ischial spines typically represents the shortest diameter of the pelvic cavity.
The ischial spines can be readily felt during a vaginal examination and serve as valuable landmarks in ascertaining the level to which the presenting part of the foetus has descended into the pelvis.
The Birthing Station Simulator features a foetal head that will lock in any one of three lock stations.