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eLearning Online Childbirth Education Class

Convenient, web-based, self-paced childbirth education classes 


The Gift of Motherhood eLearning Online Childbirth Education Class is designed to assist expectant parents in preparing for the birth of their baby.

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This program offers an alternative for moms and dads who cannot attend a conventional on-site childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts, or time constraints.  It is also a good option for parents interested in a refresher childbirth course. The interactive, web-based program includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and interactive games to help make learning fun!

Online childbirth education topics include:  

  • Identifying labor signs and symptoms 
  • How to time contractions 
  • When to go to the hospital
  • What you will need to take to the hospital
  • How your partner and family can help with your labor
  • Breathing, relaxation and massage techniques for your comfort
  • Pain management options/medications and epidural
  • Cesarean information
  • Postpartum adjustments

How online childbirth education class work

  • Upon registration and payment for childbirth education class, you will be contacted and given a unique access code, which is valid for three months.
  • Visit giftofmotherhood.com/redirect/index to login with your code. 
  • A copy of the childbirth education book is also included in the price and will be mailed to you upon confirmation of your address. It is suggested that you take and complete your classes four weeks before your due date

Troubleshooting help

  1. What is online childbirth program?
    The Gift of Motherhood eLearning program is a Flash-based online book that will allow you to understand all aspects of pregnancy.
  2. What do I need in order to view the book?
    You’ll need the most recent version of Adobe Flash, a fast internet connection (DSL, Cable or other broadband) and Adobe Reader. You’ll also need a computer with sound and speakers or headphones to hear the audio.
  3. How do I use it?
    Read the eBook just like you would a traditional book – click on the edge of the book to turn the page. Also, be sure to click on all of the icons to learn more. Some icons open a movie or animation, others give you added information. If you see a word in green, be sure to move your mouse over it to learn the definition.
  4. What if I’m having difficulty with the eBook?
    Some common problems may occur when using the eBook. First, make sure your Internet connection is working by visiting some other sites. Then, make sure you have the newest version of Adobe Flash. You may need to uninstall the previous version of Flash before you install the new version. For instructions on how to uninstall Flash, visit the Adobe support site.  
  5. What if I can’t see anything?
    Wait a couple of minutes more to let the program load. When internet access is slow, the eBook may load more slowly than normal. If, after a several minutes, nothing appears, try restarting your computer.
  6. What if the videos don’t work?
    Give the videos a moment to load and make sure you have the latest version of Flash. If it still doesn’t work, try restarting your computer.
  7. What if my code doesn’t work anymore?
    Try reentering the code, making sure there are no spaces before or after the code. If that does not work, contact the administrator at your hospital to make sure the code is still active. Note: All “0” are numerals.

System requirements

Hardware

  • Speakers or headphones 
  • Approximately 512MB RAM
  • 1 Ghz processor (recommended)
  • Access to a nearby printer (optional)

Software

  • Pop-ups turned on 
  • Java enabled
  • Latest version of Adobe Macromedia Flash Player
  • The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, FireFox or Safari
  • Full Accessories installed with Windows operating system
  • High Speed Internet access

Questions?

Contact:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center – 214-947-1160
Methodist Charlton Medical Center –  214-947-7260
Methodist Mansfield Medical Center – 682-622-2169
Methodist Richardson Medical Center – 972-498-4835

Please be advised: Do not use the contact information listed above if you are having any pain or bleeding or feel as if there is something wrong. If you are concerned about your health or the health of your baby, contact your health care provider immediately or call 911.

 

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