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Postpartum: From Pregnant to Parent

Postpartum: From Pregnant to Parent

The new parent survival guide.

Postpartum: From Pregnant to Parent

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Bringing home baby can also bring surprising emotional and relationship challenges. With a dash of humor, practical tips, and some real advice from experienced parents, this DVD helps new moms and dads navigate through this transitional time.

Content Includes:

  • Feelings – first days at home, emotions, sleep deprivation, asking for help, making lists, baby's needs, bonding, fears, baby blues, postpartum depression/postpartum psychosis
  • Relationships – supporting each other, coping with stress, dividing the workload, sex and romance, communicating effectively, family outings, quiet time together, date nights
  • Getting Support – building a support team, new parent groups, community resources, single parenting, dealing with unwanted advice, grandparents' involvement, physical recovery, shaken baby syndrome (abusive head trauma)
  • Taking Care of Mom – avoiding the "Supermom" complex, nutrition, breastfeeding, sleep, exercise, alone time, limiting visitors, organization tips, simplifying life
  • Work and Childcare – understanding benefits, FMLA, easing back into work, flexible work schedule, lifestyle adjustments, coping with feelings of guilt, separation anxiety, questions to ask childcare providers

 

Additional Information

Language(s) Available in English and Spanish
Closed Captioned English Only
Release Year 2005
Program Length 36 min.
Ages 13-Adult
Number of Volumes Single Volume
Price $149.95

Testimonials

"What an entertaining, yet realistic appraisal of life after birth. Educational, informative content with a dash of humor makes for an enjoyable video experience. Thanks for providing this to parents who are expecting or have a new child."
- Ann Norris, MSW, Statewide Program Manager, CO Bright Beginnings

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"It is well worth class time (so preciously short) to offer this video to expectant parents for a realistic and empowering vision in their futures."
- The Journal of Perinatal Education

 

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"You have created a refreshingly honest portrayal of the postpartum period. With amusement, you present new parents with practical guidance about caring for themselves as well as their babies."
- Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D., President, Postpartum Support Intl.

Awards

Gold Award
Fitness/Health - 2006 Aurora Awards

Silver Award
Health & Wellness - 27th Annual Telly Awards

Bronze Award
Patient Education Info. - 13th Annual Nat'l Health Info. Awards

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