Pregnant Robot Teaches Students???


Jenni - posted on 03/09/2011




Oh wow! That is so neat :)
But what do you feed a robot baby? Micro chips? haha that was lame... :P


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JuLeah - posted on 03/10/2011




The further we remove ourselves from nature the faster we destroy ourselves

Jenni - posted on 03/10/2011




Maybe it will help students become comfortable with the real thing. Even if it is only shown in the standard legs in stirups position.

My sister is an RN and during her internship she was present in birthing rooms and aided the OBGYN. During her first birth, she passed out and threw up. Not a very pleasureable experience for the birthing mother.

My sister didn't care for the birthing experience and it only cemented her own fears of one day giving birth.

She now works at the TO Sick Children's Hospital. Some of the work she does makes me wonder how she is able to handle those sort of things but not able to handle watching a woman give birth. :/

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I think it is wonderful. I think if the students work and know how to do their jobs they will be better able to worry about the patients mental well-being.

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This is the sort of thing that is driving me to become a midwife. I have started my bridging course to try and get into Uni because i never got an admission to uni when i finished highschhol i never thought it was something i wanted to do until i had my babies. Now i want to make my stand and try and change things from this robot world we are in. I might never get there but hey i can dream!

Minnie - posted on 03/09/2011




Yeah...good for teaching OBs and nurses in mainstream maternity, where the woman is flat on her back and she is A-ok with conforming to active management of labor.

Do they have a robot that sways in a tub of water and hums a birth song and catches its own baby? Proper operation of this teaching robot would involve students sitting on their hands in the other room ;).

I wonder if this robot perpetuates the idea that the normal position for laboring and pushing is on one's back with the OB's hands up the woman's crotch.

Tara - posted on 03/09/2011




I don't like the fact they cannot allow her to birth on a birthing stool, in a pool, on her hands and knees.... there are some things that students could learn, for sure, but for complicated births only. When it comes to natural birth, this could be used for teaching things about perineal massage and other non intervention related things.
I think this is great for doctors and students, but leaves women out of the equation. Women, not patients, the fact that women labour and deliver differently isn't mentioned at all.
Not entirely sure how I feel about this, I'll bet midwives won't use it.

Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2011




hm. maybe this was why hospital staff treated me like a robot :-/

this just makes me all around irritated, honestly. "this is very realisitc...the way she's positioned on the can really practice maneuvers not only for uncomplicated things but for complications as well..." ummm...if there are no complications, leave a birthing mother the fuck alone, thank you very much.

grrr. i'm feeling a little feisty so i'm going to wait until more ladies chime in.

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