Understanding Birth Book + Web App

The trusted parent reference book for birth classes—now with new videos and a whole new look.



Provide essential, evidence-based information in a professionally designed package! This childbirth class book + web app is the perfect resource to offer with your full-length or condensed childbirth classes—in person or virtual—and both the book and web app are customizable.

When you give expectant parents an Understanding Birth book, you provide access to a selection of essential videos they can easily view by scanning QR codes with their phone. This quickly takes them to the full companion web app that works on all mobile devices and computers, and it includes a complete video library with engaging clips from our new Understanding Birth 4th Edition video program.

What’s Included in the Book:

  • Full-color print on high-quality paper, including QR codes parents scan to watch essential videos and instructions to access the full web app
  • Colorful photos, illustrations, quick callouts, and gender-neutral, plain language—all designed to engage, educate, and feel inclusive
  • Practical resources, including a 3rd trimester checklist, packing checklist, birth preferences worksheet, and more

What’s Included in the Web App:

  • Streamlined menu allows parents to easily browse and find relevant evidence-based content
  • Extensive video library covering late pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, birth stories, medical interventions, cesarean birth, newborns, and postpartum
  • Web app accessibility features: Closed captions, image tags for screen readers, and a menu with custom learner settings for those with vision, hearing, or motor impairments, and cognitive disorders, such as dyslexia or ADHD.
  • Parent’s Toolbox with a contraction timer, postnatal depression scale, trackers, checklists, and more
  • Audio library with relaxation exercises, lullabies, and soothing sounds
  • Parent polls and PDFs
  • eBook with embedded videos— parents can read each page in line with the related videos and PDFs
  • Links to national health organizations

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Product Notes

  • NEW! Includes videos from Understanding Birth 4th Edition
  • NEW! Complete redesign of book—same great information with an updated look
  • Content reviewed and updated regularly
  • Suitable for Baby-Friendly Hospitals
  • Previews available—call for detailsAsk about customization options to promote your facility’s brand and services

Educator Tips:

Want to save class time or offer information for parents if they miss a class? Assign specific videos and book pages for parents to review at home.

Teaching virtually? Mail the book with a welcome packet, or go paperless with the standalone web app

Additional information



Product Purchase Includes

Book with access to web app (compatible with computers & mobile devices).

Additional Information

Customization options available. Call for details.


Determined by quantity ordered. (10-unit minimum per order. Call for discount pricing for English book quantities over 500)

Product Dimensions

8" x 11" Full-Color Booklet

Number of Pages


Video Clips

44 in web app

Product Features

Web app includes videos, Parent's Toolbox, resources, notes pages, PDFs, instant parent polls, and optional weekly emails.


  • Silver Award - Best Interactive Website

    eHealthcare Leadership Awards
  • Bronze Award - Best Website

    Health Information Awards


  • What a brilliant idea! My ‘parents to be’ were excited about having this book for their childbirth class because of its colorful layout and online features. The book can be used during class, and the website is a wonderful way to supplement class material at home and to review topics after the class has concluded.

    Kim Fuhrman, RN - Longmont United Hospital Birthing Center
  • All that I can say is FABULOUS!!! Our patrons really liked the website, and they are a huge resource for them during, as well as after, the class.

    Try Banks - Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • The website is an interactive text that provides up-to-date information on challenges and choices in childbirth. This is an ideal resource text for anyone attending prepared childbirth classes. It would be an excellent resource as well for women on bed rest.

    Jane Hentzen, RNC, BSN, FACCE
  • Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, preeclampsia & warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, and more.
  • Labor: Pain theories, 5 P’s of labor, signs labor is near, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
  • Birth Stories:  Diverse families and situations show how the stages of labor unfold in real life, inducing examples of natural coping techniques, partner support, medicated pain relief, and cesareans (varies by format).
  • Comfort Techniques: Birth preferences, labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
  • Medical Procedures:  Decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, analgesics & nitrous oxide, epidural anesthesia, labor and pushing positions with epidural, augmentation, and second-stage interventions.
  • Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, types of cesareans, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth, breastfeeding, family-centered birth tips
  • Newborns: Newborn hospital procedures, skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, rooming-in, senses, feeding cues, SUID and safe sleep, crying, shaken baby syndrome (abusive head trauma).
  • Postpartum:  Involution, lochia, perineum care, baby blues, breastfeeding basics, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, self-care, and postpartum warning signs.

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