- Audio CD (May 6, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Music Design
- ASIN: B000AM24E8
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #569,247 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Childbirth: A Multimedia Cou
From The Seattle Times: "When I saw it, I thought, 'Wow, this is really impressive,' " said Julie McAferty, a Swedish Medical Center childbirth nurse who reviewed the software and found it "really thorough." "It allows parents to go in-depth as much as they want." Dr. David Loren, a neonatologist at the University of Washington & Children's Hospital, found the course layout "very intuitive." "There's a sense of progress both from a learning perspective and how labor itself progresses, I would recommend it to any mom or dad.” Childbirth Multimedia is a computer-based educational program created by a family physician who has delivered babies more than 15 years, a registered nurse who teaches childbirth classes, and multimedia developers. Its eight lessons include: 1. Your Last Weeks of Pregnancy (relaxation techniques, breathing, exercises, labor induction), 2. Early, Active and Transition Labor (breathing techniques, comfort measures, timing contractions, medical interventions, fetal monitoring, analgesics), 3. Pushing (breathing methods, pushing positions, episiotomies, forceps and vacuum use), 4. Delivering the Placenta (expelling the placenta, massaging the uterus, cord blood testing), 5. Special Situations (cesarean sections, breech and multiple births), 6. Postpartum Care of Yourself (physical changes, diet, exercise, sex life), 7. Care of Your Newborn (bathing, colic, cord care, diaper changing, sleeping, spitting up), 8. Feeding Your Newborn (breast feeding instructions and demonstrations, expressing and storing breast milk, breast care, formula preparation and feeding, feeding cautions). Each lesson includes: text; images; video clips of physicians and nurses with parents and infants demonstrating key concepts of delivery, infant and mother care; and optional self-assessment. The Resource Kit contains: a dictionary, Birth Plan templates, Doctor visits templates, Baby shower planning, Birth announcements designs, Baby name, and a video of an actual birth.
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I'm glad we bought it prior to the birth of our child, so that we could feel prepared for the entire pregnancy and birth process!
The "Childbirth" software helped me a lot, and in a more interesting way than birth-preparation books. The video clips provide excellent how-to demonstrations. The software also helped refresh my partner's knowledge, and made him more ready and involved in preparation for the birth.
"Childbirth" was also helpful post-partum, refreshing my knowledge regarding basic care and breastfeeding. Even now, three weeks after birth, I still refer to the software as a resource when I have a question.
I have no doubt that for first-time moms who have never been through this, the combination of reliable, balanced professional information, and video clips with demonstrations and real birth stories told in first person, will be even more helpful.
To sum it up: a great software, and you won't be sorry you bought it.