EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

We have designed and patented anatomically correct, but simplified dolls to teach people about obstructed labor and normal labor. These dolls show young and older women who can only deliver by a C-section, as well as women who can deliver normally. They can be made by recuperating fistula patients and taken home to explain to their families and villages what happened, thus helping to destigmatize this condition.

We have designed and patented anatomically correct, but simplified dolls to teach people about obstructed labor and normal labor. These dolls show young and older women who can only deliver by a C-section, as well as women who can deliver normally. They can be made by recuperating fistula patients and taken home to explain to their families and villages what happened, thus helping to destigmatize this condition.

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A POWERFUL TOOL

This is a simplified representation of a baby inside a woman’s pelvis. It shows what causes obstructed labor and obstetric fistula, as well as how an obstetric fistula can be fixed.

UNDERSTANDING THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING   This is an intentionally simplified, easily understood educational tool that shows the cause of obstructed labor— the head of the infant is too large to pass through the pelvic outlet.

UNDERSTANDING THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING

This is an intentionally simplified, easily understood educational tool that shows the cause of obstructed labor— the head of the infant is too large to pass through the pelvic outlet.

This is a page from a didactic book made in collaboration between Healing Hands of Joy and Protect Your Sister Project. It is currently being used by Healing Hands of Joy’s Safe Motherhood Ambassadors. It describes two mothers, one who gets proper medical care and has a healthy baby, the other mother’s baby dies and she is left with an obstetric fistula.