The SYMPTEK homemade foam models are low-cost, portable, human-like models for emergency obstetric training and client education. The models can be made by trainees and facilitators with minimal training using high-density latex foam readily available in low-resource settings. This foam allows practice with surgical suturing and other compression procedures. The foam models include perineal, uterine, and other pelvic models and can be sculpted in minutes. The foam is easily cleaned and can be used repeatedly. The perineal models can be used for teaching speculum examinations, repairing cervical tears, and making episiotomies and repairing them. The postpartum uterine foam model can be used to train in cord traction, removal of the placenta, and condom tamponade.