Childbirth Education Materials & Curriculum

Understanding Birth Curriculum

Childbirth Education That Engages, Informs, & Empowers

The gap between fear and knowledge profoundly affects the experience of childbirth. Teaching families using InJoy’s Understanding Birth curriculum helps you close that gap! This newly redesigned and expanded childbirth education curriculum covers all your teaching points. It includes the high-quality, evidence-based content you’ve come to expect and now has updated guidelines, all-new footage, a modern look, and more teaching formats.

Bite-sized video clips included in all the formats keep learners engaged with 3D animations, colorful graphics, diverse and authentic birth stories, practical tips and techniques, and relatable humor—all with the goal of empowering expectant parents to have positive birth experiences.


These complete childbirth education materials standardize childbirth education across your organization with consistent content in a variety of teaching formats:


  • 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.

*Specific content covered varies by format


  • Hospital childbirth education programs
  • Obstetrician and midwifery clinics
  • Birth centers
  • Doulas and doula training
  • Home visitation programs
  • Pregnancy centers
  • Teen programs
  • Nurse and midwife training

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Understanding Birth 4th Edition: Video Program: NEW!

Complete Curriculum , DVD , USB

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Complete Curriculum , PowerPoint Program

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NEW DESIGN: Understanding Birth Book + Web App

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Understanding Birth eClass

Online Education

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Understanding Birth Web App

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Understanding Birth Educator Media Library

Educator Media Library

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Understanding Cesarean Birth eClass

Online Education

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Our Promise to You

Every InJoy childbirth education resource is…


Each product includes clear, high-quality videos and animations, helping you explain concepts easily and effectively.


InJoy’s experienced team, professional videography, and extensive quality-assurance process means you can trust that an InJoy product is a superior product.


We present evidence-based guidelines, utilize expert reviews, and update our products regularly, so you can be assured you are sharing the best information.


The colorful, fresh design used in every product appeals to today’s parents and helps them engage with the content—all while making your organization look good!


We listen to and collaborate with our customers every step of the way, so our products cover what you teach and are easy to use.

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