The Professional Qualification Course in Helping Mothers Survive (HMS) has two components: online and in-classroom. The online component provides critical information about maternal health, OB complications, newborn care, and management of common newborn diseases.


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Following is the general schedule of the in-classroom component.


9:00      Introduction
9:30       Priorities in Maternal-Newborn Health Discussion
10:00     Family Planning & Contraception Exercises
10:30     Normal Labor & Delivery Discussion
11:00     Pregnancy Complications: Preterm Labor & Premature Rupture of Membranes, Hypertension,    Preeclampsia/Eclampsia, Intrauterine Growth Restriction
12:00   Lunch
1:00     Labor complications & Simulation: Failure to Progress, Shoulder Dystocia, Malpresentations, Postpartum Hemorrhage
2:00     Neonatal Resuscitation
3:00     First Week of Life Health Issues: General care & Nutrition, Common Newborn Complications: Sepsis, Jaundice
3:30     Implementation & Birth Center Design
4:00     Finish


* In-Classroom Session schedule is subject to change