Transforming Midwifery Education with VR: The BirthWise VR Experience

Revolutionize midwifery education with BirthWise VR. Enhance skills, overcome barriers, and improve maternal care with immersive VR training.

The global shortage of midwives is a critical issue affecting maternal and newborn health outcomes. According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Global Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery 2021-2025," there is an urgent need to increase the number of trained midwives to meet health system demands and improve the quality of care provided to mothers and babies. Traditional methods of midwifery education, while effective, face challenges such as limited access to clinical training sites, insufficient numbers of qualified educators, and varying levels of educational quality. Virtual reality (VR) offers a promising solution to these challenges. Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd’s BirthWise VR Experience is at the forefront of this transformation, providing an innovative approach to midwifery training that addresses these critical issues.

The BirthWise VR Experience

BirthWise VR Experience is a state-of-the-art VR training module designed to simulate real-life birthing scenarios. This immersive technology enables midwifery students to practice and refine their skills in a safe, controlled, and highly realistic environment. By integrating advanced feedback systems and realistic simulations, BirthWise VR Experience enhances the learning process, making it more interactive and effective.

Enhancing Competency-Based Education

One of the key strategic directions highlighted by WHO is the need for competency-based education that aligns with national health priorities and optimizes the roles of midwives within the health system.  BirthWise VR Experience addresses this by offering simulations that cover a wide range of birthing scenarios, from normal deliveries to complex emergencies. This allows students to develop and demonstrate their competencies in handling various situations, ensuring they are well-prepared for real-life clinical practice.

Overcoming Educational Barriers

The WHO report identifies several barriers to quality midwifery education, including the shortage of qualified faculty and limited access to clinical training sites.  BirthWise VR Experience helps overcome these barriers by providing a virtual environment where students can gain hands-on experience without the constraints of physical locations or the need for continuous supervision by experienced educators. This flexibility allows for more frequent and diverse training opportunities, helping to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Supporting Faculty Development

Ensuring that faculty are properly trained in the best pedagogical methods and technologies is essential for effective midwifery education. BirthWise VR Experience includes training modules for educators, enabling them to effectively guide students through VR simulations and integrate these experiences into the broader curriculum. This not only enhances the quality of education but also empowers educators with new tools and methodologies to improve their teaching.

Aligning with Global Health Priorities

The BirthWise VR Experience aligns with global health priorities by promoting safe, high-quality maternal and newborn care. By providing midwifery students with comprehensive training that includes exposure to a variety of clinical scenarios, the VR module helps ensure that graduates are well-equipped to meet the diverse needs of their communities. This is particularly important in low-resource settings, where access to quality education and training is often limited.


The BirthWise VR Experience by Virtual Medical Coaching Ltd represents a significant advancement in midwifery education. By leveraging the power of VR, it addresses key challenges identified by WHO and offers a scalable, effective solution to train more midwives and improve the quality of care they provide. As we move towards achieving universal health coverage and improving maternal and newborn health outcomes, innovative solutions like BirthWise VR Experience will play a crucial role in shaping the future of midwifery education.

Contact Us for a Demo and Free Trial

Are you ready to revolutionize midwifery training at your institution? Contact us today to schedule a demo of the BirthWise VR Experience and get started with a free trial. See firsthand how our immersive VR training can enhance the skills of your midwifery students and improve maternal and newborn health outcomes.

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Transform midwifery education with BirthWise VR Experience and join us in shaping the future of healthcare.

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