The Importance of

Ischial Spines

in Realistic Childbirth Simulation Training

Childbirth is an extraordinary yet unpredictable journey, and in obstetric training, understanding its complexities is paramount. Maternal care is at the heart of this journey, and it relies on healthcare providers who are well-prepared to navigate its challenges.

One crucial aspect of this preparation is creating realistic simulation training. Incorporating anatomical features like ischial spines into birth simulators provide trainees with an authentic and comprehensive learning experience that is true to real-world anatomy.

Realistic birth simulation training is essential because it provides a safe and effective way for healthcare professionals to develop and maintain the skills, confidence and teamwork needed to provide high-quality care during childbirth. It prepares them for a wide range of scenarios, including rare or complex ones, and contributes to the improved patient safety and outcomes.

Meet Charlie and Charlie’s Mum

MODEL-med’s Charlie and Charlie’s Mum Obstetric Examination Simulator is designed specifically for medical practitioners to assess cervical dilation and fetal presentation. 

Charlie’s mum has ischial spines so that healthcare practitioners can assess the fetal station with precision, offering a level of realism and accuracy that enhances the training experience.

Charlie and his mum

The inclusion of ischial spines in birth simulators is important for several reasons:


Accurate Representation
of Pelvic Anatomy:

Ischial spines are more than mere bones; they are the pillars of pelvic anatomy. Their inclusion in birth simulators ensures that healthcare providers grasp the subtleties of the pelvis, a cornerstone of understanding the birthing process.

Cervix in Model

Fetal Head

Ischial spines act as signposts in the journey of the fetal head. They are the markers that healthcare providers look to when assessing descent during labour. Birth simulators with ischial spines are invaluable for refining skills and comprehending the impact of fetal head position on labour progression.

Cervix on Head

of Fetal Station:

Fetal station tells a story of its own. Birth simulators with ischial spines provide a standardized platform for teaching and practicing this essential measurement, ensuring healthcare providers can confidently track labour progress.

Charlie and Charlies Mum Product Preview

During Labour:

Childbirth is a dynamic process, and healthcare providers must make split-second decisions. Simulators with ischial spines offer a controlled environment for trainees to practice these decisions, arming them with the expertise needed for real clinical scenarios.


Safety and Risk

In the world of childbirth, every move matters. The position of the fetal head in relation to ischial spines can influence the risk of complications. Realistic simulations empower healthcare providers to identify and mitigate risks effectively.

Using birth simulators with ischial spines enhance the realism and educational value of obstetric training, improve the assessment of labour progress, and contribute to better clinical decision-making. Healthcare professionals who have hands-on experience with Charlie and Charlie’s Mum are better prepared to provide safe and effective care during labour and delivery, ultimately benefiting both mothers and newborns.