Childbirth Education Materials & Curriculum

Understanding Birth Curriculum


InJoy’s Understanding Birth curriculum provides comprehensive childbirth education that prepares expectant parents to have healthier and more satisfying birth experiences. Engaging childbirth videos, life-like 3D animation, and personal birth stories give parents the knowledge and confidence they need to make informed decisions about their labor and delivery.

These complete childbirth education materials standardize childbirth education across your organization with consistent, research-based content in a variety of teaching formats. Available in DVD, Printed Book + Web App (books and web apps also available on their own), PowerPoint Program, and eClass.


  • Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, strength and stretching exercises, and more.
  • Labor: Pain theories, 4 P’s of labor, prelabor signs, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
  • Birth Stories: How the stages of labor unfold in real life, natural coping techniques, medicated pain relief, and partner support.
  • Comfort Techniques: Labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
  • Medical Procedures: Birth plans, decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, pain medication, augmentation, second-stage interventions, and nonmedical alternatives.
  • Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, 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, senses, behaviors, SIDS, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome).
  • Postpartum: Involution, lochia, perineum care, rooming-in, baby blues, postpartum depression, healthy habits, breastfeeding, hunger signs, feeding frequency, effective latch, and getting support.


  • 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 3rd Edition: A Comprehensive Guide Video Program

Complete Curriculum , DVD , USB

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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 eClass

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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.