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Obstetric Solution
SimMom® and MamaBirthie

Improve the quality of obstetric care

SimMom and MamaBirthie combined provides an impactful simulation toolkit, which can be used at different stages of the Circle of Learning to support a complete learning experience.

One of the most important objectives during labor and delivery is recognizing the potential risks to both the mother and baby. By building a well-trained team, confident in their abilities to manage adverse events whilst communicating with respect to the mother, you ensure better outcomes for both patients.






Skills training at hand when learning procedures by heart

MamaBirthie's easy set-up is ideal for repeated practice. Allow your students to get hands-on experience with standard procedures from day one.

  • Practice vaginal and abdominal examinations
  • Use the cervical inserts for dilatation and effacement assessment, as well as identifying positioning
  • Palpate the baby's position using anatomical landmarks
  • Effectively teach complex births such as vacuum-assisted delivery, breech and shoulder dystocia
  • Gain tactile feedback from BabyBirthie’s palpable fontanelles

Make errors now, to avoid them in the future

No one likes to make mistakes, yet it’s an important part of training. With this obstetric solution, teams can train for decision-making in emergency settings and the ability to work under pressure in a safe environment.

With immediate feedback from either simulator or role-play, instructors can pinpoint areas of improvement, teach precise behaviors for real-life emergency procedures, and instill confidence over time.

Mother and baby

The ideal solution when caring for two



  • An advanced, full-body simulator available in both manual and automatic delivery modes
  • Covers all stages of labor - from antepartum to postpartum
  • Provides opportunities for enhanced in-situ training with cross-functional teams to work collaboratively
  • Train for the low-frequency, high-risk incidents
  • Prepare learners to recognize and respond to potential high-risk births and postpartum complications such as PPH
  • Controlled wirelessly with LLEAP, Laerdal’s simulation software



  • Simple simulator that can be worn on a standardized patient or mounted on a table
  • Ideal for practicing maneuvers and skills training independently or peer-to-peer
  • Train skills including abdominal and vaginal examinations, normal birth, vacuum-assisted delivery, shoulder dystocia and breech
  • Practice on communication and collaboration with the mother through role play
  • Use MamaBirthie as a skills trainer to best prepare learners for high fidelity simulations on SimMom

Take your simulation training further

Together with our partners, we have a range of solutions to further enhance your simulation.

  • LLEAP - simulation software
  • SimCapture
  • VitalsBridge FM
  • Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution 2.0
  • NextGen vSim® for Nursing Maternity and Pediatric
  • Laerdal Scenario Cloud

LLEAP - simulation software

Laerdal Learning Application (LLEAP)

From start to finish, LLEAP improves and facilitates confident planning and teaching, as well as improved training outcomes for learners.

This powerful platform helps you create training experiences that meet your learning objectives for participants at all levels.




Utilize the definitive learning management solution for healthcare simulation and education. 
Cloud based and built with integrated debriefing, assessment, and evaluation tools. Created to allow users to effectively manage, record, and assess simulation training, both on-site and in-situ, while capturing audio, video, annotations, patient monitors, and simulator data in a single web-based interface.


VitalsBridge FM

VitalsBridge FM

VitalsBridge FM allows you to view and interact with vital signs from both fetal and maternal patient simulators and a commercially available patient monitor, increasing simulation realism.


Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution 2.0

Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution 2.0
An optional Ultrasound Solution has been embedded to gravid and non-gravid abdomen skins to help improve point-of-care diagnostics training, and visually determine the health of the fetus and mother.

Ultrasound solution

Laerdal-SonoSim Procedure Trainer
A unique training solution for ultrasound-guided procedure techniques for central line cannulation. 

Procedure trainer

NextGen vSim® for Nursing Maternity and Pediatric

NextGen vSim® for Nursing Maternity and Pediatric

This features 10 virtual patients from the National League for Nursing (NLN) Simulation in Nursing Education - Obstetric and Pediatric Scenarios. 

Co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer, allows students to interact with patients in a safe, realistic online environment.

NextGen vSim® for Nursing Maternity

Laerdal Scenario Cloud

Laerdal Scenario Cloud

Our new digital content platform, Laerdal Scenario Cloud, is setting a new standard for cloud-based, expert-authored simulation scenario content. Expand your curriculum with a selection of high-quality, expert-validated scenarios from Laerdal and partners.

Laerdal Scenario Cloud

SimMom is an advanced full body birthing simulator with accurate anatomy and functionality to facilitate multi-professional obstetric training of birth management, with both manual and automatic delivery modes. MamaBirthie is a simple, easy to use obstetric training device which can be paired with a standardized patient or used as a tabletop skills trainer.

Together, SimMom and MamaBirthie offer a solution for delivering efficient and effective obstetric simulations which meet learning objectives around care, communication, and skills.



Developed in partnership with Limbs & Things

Laerdal has given SimMom an easy-to-use, full-body simulation system, whilst Limbs & Things brings a level of realism, both in terms of anatomy and obstetric experience to the product.

SimMom Specifications

Deliveries & drills

  • Normal delivery
  • Breech presentation
  • Assisted deliveries
    • Forceps
    • Vacuum
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Cord prolapse
  • Eclampsia & pre-eclampsia
  • Maternal collapse
  • Post Partum Hemorrhage
  • Sepsis
  • Uterine inversion
  • Ruptured uterus

Pelvic components

  • Atonic uterus modules (for PPH, uterine inversion and retained placenta)
  • Fluids (e.g. blood, stained amniotic fluid and urine)
  • Urine catheterisation/ instillation


  • Seizure
  • Able to position on all fours:
    • Realistic rotation of the shoulder and hip joints
    • Legs bend at the knees
    • Arms bend at the elbow
  • Other positions:
    • Supine
    • Semi-recumbent
    • Left lateral
    • Legs in stirrups
    • McRoberts position

Breathing features

  • Simulated spontaneous breathing
  • Variable respiratory rates
  • Bilateral and unilateral chest rise and fall
  • Normal and abnormal breath sounds
    • 4 anterior auscultation sites
    • Bilateral midaxillary sites

Airway features

  • Tongue oedema
  • Right lung, left lung and both lung blockage
  • Head tilt/Chin lift
  • Jaw thrust
  • Suctioning techniques (oral and nasopharyngeal)
  • Bag-Valve-Mask ventilation
  • Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal intubation
  • Combitube, LMA and other airway device placement
  • Endotracheal intubation (ET)
  • Retrograde intubation
  • Nasal and oral fiberoptic intubation
  • Trans-tracheal jet ventilation
  • Right mainstem intubation
  • Surgical and needle cricothyrotomy
  • Chest tube insertion

Cardiac features

  • Extensive ECG library
  • Heart sounds synchronised with ECG
  • ECG rhythm monitoring
  • 12 lead ECG display
  • Defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Pacing

Other features

  • Bowel sounds and foetal heart rate (not at the same time)
  • Interchangeable pupils (normal, blown and constricted)
  • Patient Voice
    • Pre-recorded sounds
    • Custom sounds
    • Instructor can simulate patient’s voice wirelessly

Circulation features

  • BP measured manually by auscultation of Korotkoff sounds
  • Bilateral carotid and brachial pulse, radial (right side only pulses synchronised with ECG
  • Pulse strength variable with BP
  • Pulse palpation is detected and logged

Vascular access

  • Pre-ported IV access (both arms)
  • Subcutaneous and intramuscular injection sites

Chest Compressions

  • CPR compressions generate palpable pulses, blood pressure wave form, and ECG artifacts
  • Detection and logging of a series of compressions

Optional features

  • Automatic delivery
    • Normal delivery (OP, OA)
    • Breech
    • Shoulder dystocia
    • Instrumental delivery

Patient monitor

  • Highly configurable
  • X-Ray display
  • Debriefing
  • Touch screen
  • Mother's vital signs and EFM
  • Oxygen saturation and waveform


MamaBirthie Specifications


  • Normal Delivery
  • Difficult Delivery
  • Placenta Delivery
  • Instrumental Delivery
  • Breech Delivery
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Cord Prolapse
  • Partial or Fully Retained Placenta
  • Manual Removal of Placenta
  • Boggy/Atonic Uterus
  • Catheterization


  • Anatomy Visualization
  • Pelvis with palpable landmarks
  • Abdominal and Vaginal Examination
  • Assessment of dilation - 3 Cervix Cups (4, 6 & 8 cm dilations)
  • Perineal Muscles
  • Uterine Massage
  • Uterine Compression
  • Examination of placenta - membrane, artery, veins
  • Worn by standardized patient or use as a tabletop model


  • Palpable Fontanelles
  • Palpable Limbs
  • Sophisticated neck mechanism
  • Head Flexes Naturally
  • Tilting Head
  • Simulation of Chignon effect
  • Open mouth for feeding position