Mama-U represents a postpartum uterus after birth. It supports training in postpartum IUD and uterine balloon tamponade insertions and other postpartum uterus interventions.
The model is ultra-portable and can be used as a tabletop model for task training, or inside MamaNatalie for a complete birth simulation. Use Mama-U with Laerdal Light task light in order to have better visuals during your training.
The model has all relevant anatomical features like fundus, cervix and perineum along with possibility to extend the uterus (relevant for insertion of postpartum IUD).
The uterine angle can be changed by applying pressure to the model.
It is possible to practice “blinded” placements and lift cover of the uterus to evaluate placement.
Together with Sister-U, Mama-U was designed to complement family planning trainings and act as counselling aids for healthcare workers.
Winner of Saving Lives at Birth Grant
Mama-U, as a part of Jhpiego’s project “Reinvigorating the PPIUD using a low cost simulation model” in Pakistan, won a prestigious Saving Lives at Birth grant. Study results showed increased confidence of healthcare workers in providing PPIUCD, high user-friendliness and acceptability with the use of Mama-U, and increased adoption rate of PPIUCD by women who were counseled with Mama-U. See more information and video presentation about the project here.