Welcome to Understanding Birth eClass, a unique online learning opportunity that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth. In this class, you'll learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You'll also get a sense of what labor's really like as you watch several complete birth stories, and you'll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan!

eClass Basics

  • You will have access to this class for 90 days after your first log-in
  • To complete the core class, including watching the video clips, takes about 4-5 hours
  • We recommend that you work through the chapters in order, but you can jump to any section you like through the side navigation
  • It's recommended that you take this class together with your labor partner, who will need this information to offer optimal support
  • Consider pairing this online class with one at your local hospital for a well-rounded childbirth education experience
  • Please fill out the class evaluation form when you finish the class so we can know what you think of it

eClass Features

  • Ask an Educator (optional): Ask a question, and a certified childbirth educator will reply to you by email
  • Test Your Knowledge/Extended Activities: Apply the information from each chapter as you answer quizzes and plan for your own birth
  • Services & Info: Find out about all of the services your hospital offers before, during, and after you have your baby
  • eClass Resources: Enhance your learning with FAQs, a glossary, and web links, or quickly access any video or PDF from a complete list
  • Want More?: these PDF worksheets and videos are "extra credit"—they aren't included in the core content of the eClass but are useful tools if you have time


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