Remember when Prissy was freaking out in "Gone With the Wind" when Scarlet was about to pop and delivered that classic frantic line "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies!" Turns out Prissy would've been a prime candidate for practicing on a birth simulator -- a device that literally simulates the entire birthin' baby process. It's interesting that the simulator featured in this video from the Southmead Hospital in England doesn't come with a head -- because to be REALLY realistic there would need to be the voice of a woman screaming bloody murder for an epidural.
If you're willing to splurge on your training, the Gaumard Scientific Company has a life size mannequin that goes by the name of "Noelle" and costs about $35,000, with, according to her product info, comes with "four umbilical cords, four dilating cervices, two umbilical clamps and THREE vulvas." That's more than one person can handle!