Understanding Birth 4th Edition: Video Program

Childbirth education for today’s parents



InJoy’s comprehensive Understanding Birth 4th Edition childbirth education video supports your entire childbirth program by providing real-world video examples for all your teaching points. With the all-new expanded fourth edition you can be sure you are presenting the most recent evidence-based information on more relevant topics in a way that appeals to today’s parents.

  • Current guidelines – Includes ACOG’s revised labor and early-term pregnancy guidelines, current AAP circumcision and SUID policies, and up-to-date breastfeeding information.
  • Modern animation – Uses the latest animation techniques to explain anatomy, labor, and medical procedures in a way parents will understand.
  • Relatable stories – Engages parents with story-based education that features the birth experiences and emotions of diverse families.
  • Objective voice – Explores a variety of birth choices in a positive, evidence-based, non-biased, and inclusive way that does not dramatize the labor experience.

Bite-sized video clips are delivered over eight chapters: Pregnancy, Labor, Birth Stories, Comfort Techniques, Medical Procedures, Cesarean Birth, Newborns, Postpartum

Available in two packages – choose the one that’s right for the way you teach:

1. Premium Package: Comprehensive (Available on USB), $549.95

68 Clips, 4.5 Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of topics and complete teaching flexibility for different settings


  • Extended content in each chapter, including nitrous oxide and labor positions with an epidural, an ice breaker video, bonus birth stories, and chapter summaries
  • Menu to play by chapter, clip, or playlist
  • Express playlist and several other prebuilt playlists
  • Ability to create and save custom playlists—tailor your teaching to different classes or educators
  • Facilitator’s guide
  • Parent handouts

2. Basic Package: Fundamentals (Available on DVD or USB), English:$424.95, Spanish: $324.95

32 Clips, 2.5 Hours

Provides just the basics for short sessions and one-on-one education (Spanish version coming soon)


  • Clips that focus on childbirth education basics
  • Menu to play by chapter or clip
  • Facilitator’s guide
  • Parent handouts

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What’s New In the 4th Edition?

  • Clips on preeclampsia, nitrous oxide, labor positions with an epidural, PMAD, and postpartum warning signs (varies by package)
  • Empowered birth welcome video, wider selection of birth stories and chapter summary clips (see premium package)
  • Terms, such as SUID and PMAD, are updated throughout
  • 2 in 1 birth story shows both unmedicated and epidural experiences
  • All-new footage of a diverse group of families and experts
  • Ask an Expert, Reality Break, and Support Tip elements
  • Colorful infographics and animation
  • Gender-neutral and inclusive language

Additional information



Closed Captioning



Complete Curriculum , DVD , USB


Premium package: 4.5 hours; Basic package: 2.5 hours

Product Purchase Includes

Facilitator's Guide & Parent Handouts • Premium Package also includes Express version.


Prenatal Care , Labor & Delivery , Postpartum/New Baby Care , Breastfeeding/Nutrition

Chapters Include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Birth Stories
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Newborns
  • Postpartum

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Superior Quality

Our experienced team, professional videography, and extensive quality-assurance process means you can trust that an InJoy product is a superior product. Since 1988 we’ve been the #1 choice for perinatal education.

Visually Compelling & Evidence Based

Each product includes clear, high-quality videos and animations, helping you explain concepts easily and effectively. Evidence-based guidelines, expert reviews, and regular updates, ensure that you are sharing the best information.

Modern & Easy to Use

We’re with you every step of the way. Our products cover what you teach and are user friendly. The colorful, fresh design used in every product helps parents engage with the content—all while making your organization look good!