Course Module

Pelvic Health, Birth Lacerations, & Suturing (2018) - Microsoft Word document*

*NOTE: NMI's Study Group module formatting guidelines specify that students provide the text of each question, followed by a blank line and then their response. Sometimes cutting and pasting from the above pdf version causes formatting issues in your word processing document. If this occurs, please use this Microsoft Word version of the module for easier cutting and pasting.

Online Resources

Female Genital Cutting Websites

Kegels Websites


Suturing Videos

Running Subcuticular Suturing

Demonstrates running subcuticular suturing

5:50 minutes


Hand Ties

Demonstrates hand ties

34:36 minutes


Instrument Tie

Demonstrates instrument tie

2:48 minutes


Perineal Laceration Repair

Demonstrates chicken thigh as suturing model and begins with 3rd degree repair, then 2nd degree repair

8:13 minutes


Perineal Repair Continuous

Demonstrates three stage repair, perineal repair continuous

9:22 minutes


Perineal Repair

Shows use of cutting needle for subcutaneous perineal stitches

9:12 minutes


Perineal Assessment and Repair

Shows perineal assessment and repair

5:28 minutes


Squatting Videos

How To Squat for a Healthy Pelvic Floor: Pregnancy Safe Squatting

from Body & Birth Physiotherapy

6:55 minutes