Childbirth: A Multimedia Course and Resource Kit

Whether you are awaiting the birth of your first child, planning to have children in the future, or simply seeking to refresh your memory for a subsequent birth, Childbirth: A Multimedia Course and Resource Kit is a computer-based program that provides valuable information and teaches critical childbearing skills. The lessons begin during the last weeks of pregnancy. They then proceed step-by-step through the three stages of labor.


This computer-based program offers over ten hours of self-guided instruction organized into five lessons and a Resource Kit:

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The Five Lessons:
Lesson 1: Your Last Weeks of Pregnancy
Lesson 2: Stage 1: Early, Active and Transition Labor
Lesson 3: Stage 2: Pushing
Lesson 4: Stage 3: Delivering the Placenta
Lesson 5: Special Situations

Resource Kit:
Birth Plan template.
Doctor visit templates
Doula/midwife selection questionnaires
Baby name suggestion
Baby shower preparation
Birth announcement designs
Actual birth video coverage
A Dictionary of all course terms.

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Each labor lesson identifies what to expect and uses specialists to teach coping techniques. For example, a physician discusses the best positions for delivery, while a nurse demonstrates pain relief options during contractions. The course models and demonstrates useful techniques: how to relieve pain during contractions, how a partner can assist with labor and delivery care giving. You can take an active role in your learning via video clips, sound, and graphics to get maximal benefit from the cadre of techniques and helpers we have placed at your disposal.

The course models and demonstrates useful techniques: how to relieve pain during contractions, how a partner can assist with labor and delivery care giving, how to give medicine to a baby, how to breast-feed, and how to prepare formula. You can take an active role in your learning via video clips, sound, and graphics to get maximal benefit from the cadre of techniques and helpers we have placed at your disposal.

Childbirth: A Multimedia Course and Resource Kit offers six unique features:

First, it uses varied media – video clips, audio clips, images, and graphics – to enrich information quality and model critical skills. For example, you can watch parents and hear their advice as they apply the same techniques you are learning from the physician. Video clips show how to breathe during contractions; positions to use for pushing; ways your partner can assist with pain relief; and techniques for feeding, bathing and burping a newborn.
“Learning by viewing,” or watching skills being modeled by others, is second only to “learning by doing” in helping you retain critical information. It is far more effective than simply reading words on the page or screen.

Second, the course offers an interactive learning experience. Each lesson begins with clear learning objectives. You are at the helm, selecting topics you want or need to know when you want or need the information. If you need refreshment in a particular area, return to the topic or subtopic. If you already know enough about a subject, skip it entirely. Optional self-assessments at the end of each lesson let you gauge how well you have mastered key points.

Third, the program is comprehensive and all-in-one. Whether you’re interested in planning a baby shower, timing contractions, practicing breathing or exercises that will expedite delivery, knowing what to do during labor, designing a personalized birth announcement, hastening your recovery from childbirth, mixing baby formula, or so much more, we have amassed a wealth of practical information under a single umbrella. Text descriptions are compact, complete, and easy to comprehend. Checklists and reminders are abundant. In fact, you can consider this program, with its wealth of information and skill modeling, a supplement to – or even a replacement for – traditional childbirth classes.

Fourth, Childbirth: a Multimedia Course and Resource Kit empowers you to make the choices, when medically possible, that direct your birth experience. Lessons provide all the information needed to create a personalized Birth Plan, or “vision,” to ensure you, your partner, and your healthcare providers work in concert to give you the birth experience you want. The Resource Kit includes: sample questions you can use to choose a doula or midwife; a Birth Plan template; sample questions for follow-up doctor visits for yourself and your child; information to have at hand if you call a pediatrician about your newborn’s well-being; and suggestions to help you plan baby showers, choose baby names, and announce your baby’s birth. You can also find a live birth video in the Resource Kit.

Fifth, you can navigate through all information quickly and efficiently via a friendly and well-designed user interface. Follow the lessons sequentially, or simply click on the Lesson Selection Menu or Lesson Topics menu to locate a particular lesson or topic of interest. Visual cues tell you how far you have progressed in a lesson and how long each lesson lasts, letting you plan your time effectively.

Sixth, you can click on the Main Menu icon to access the Help feature. Help will show a typical lesson page, highlighting help topics with a flashing yellow icon. Click on the highlighted icon – such as the Childbirth Timetable icon, the Progress Bar, the Dictionary or the Time Duration icon – to see its function. Additional Help topics are also available. In short, Childbirth: a Multimedia Course and Resource Kit offers complete and practical “multi-modal” information in an interactive learning environment. Our goal is simple: To empower new or prospective parents with relevant knowledge and essential skills needed to have a positive birth experience and smooth postpartum transition.

Childbirth Demo

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MP4 Demo
Main Menu - Flash Demo
Introduction - Flash Demo
Lesson 1 -Your Last Weeks of Pregnancy - Flash Demo
Lesson 2 - Stage 1: Early, Active and Transition Labor - Flash Demo
Lesson 3 - Stage 2: Pushing - Flash Demo
Lesson 4 - Stage 3: Delivering the Placenta - Flash Demo
Lesson 5 - Special Situations - Flash Demo
Resource Kit - Birth Plans - Flash Demo
Resource Kit - Birth Announcement Design - Flash Demo

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Main Menu - | 1 | 2 |
Introduction - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 1. Your Last Weeks of Pregnancy - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 2. Stage 1: Early, Active and Transition Labor - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 3. Stage 2: Pushing - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 4. Stage 3: Delivering the Placenta - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 5. Special Situations - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 6. Postpartum Care of Yourself - | 1 | 2 |
Lesson 7. Care of Your Newborn - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
Lesson 8. Feeding Your Newborn - | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |
Resource Kit - Birth Plans - Screen Shot: | 1 |
Resource Kit - Doctor Visit Questions -
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Resource Kit - Baby Name Suggestions -
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Resource Kit - Baby shower Planning -
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Resource Kit - Birth Announcement Design -
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Resource Kit - Live Birth Video -
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