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.


AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE FORMATS FOR ALL THE WAYS YOU TEACH

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

Browse currently available Understanding Birth products at the bottom of this page.

*Please note that our Videos on DVD/USB and PowerPoints can be exchanged with a full merchandise credit applied to the newest edition within 90 days of purchase. Ask us for details.


CONTENT DETAILS:*

  • 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

INJOY’S CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION MATERIALS ARE PERFECT FOR:

  • 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 Book + Web App

Book + Web App

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Understanding Birth 3rd Edition: PowerPoint Class

Complete Curriculum , USB , PowerPoint Program

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Understanding Birth Web App

Web App

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Understanding Cesarean Birth eClass

Online Education

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Understanding Birth 4th Edition: Video Program: NEW!

Complete Curriculum , DVD , USB

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Understanding Birth 4th Edition: PowerPoint Class: NEW!

Complete Curriculum , USB , PowerPoint Program

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Understanding Birth eClass

Online Education

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Our Promise to You

Every InJoy childbirth education resource is…

VISUALLY COMPELLING

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

SUPERIOR QUALITY

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

EVIDENCE-BASED

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

MODERN

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!

EASY TO USE

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.