The CFPO Guide To Understanding Birth

 With help from a team of childbirth educators we at the CFPO have given you all the resources you need at your fingertips.  Expectant parents have a lot to learn—the right materials make all the difference! See What You Read: Understanding Birth is the most effective way to prepare parents for childbirth. This one-of-a-kind booklet comes with free access to our award-winning, commercial-free website. Here, dozens of online video clips (including several complete birth stories) and printable labor-preparation worksheets are available for use in class, at bedside, and for parents to view at home.

Benefits:

  • 66 online video clips – reinforces learning, whether used bedside, in class, or at home
  • Standardize your curriculum – use with our Understanding Birth DVD or PowerPoint, or e Class
  • Provide parents answers – the printed guide and website provide parents with 24/7 support
  • Adaptable – ideal for full-length or condensed classes


Printed Guide Topics Include:

Chapter 1: Understanding Pregnancy

Third trimester overview, changing emotions, anatomy of pregnancy, discomforts, nutrition, warning signs of problems, hazards to avoid, body mechanics, strength & stretching exercises, special-attention pregnancies


Chapter 2: Understanding Labor

Birth is natural, the 4 P’s of labor, signs of prelabor, onset of labor, stages of labor, early labor, active labor, transition, pushing, birth, placenta delivery


Chapter 3: Christina’s Birth

Unmedicated vaginal birth story, hospital packing checklist (Seven additional birth stories at SeeWhatYouRead.com)


Chapter 4: Understanding Comfort Techniques

Labor support team, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, positions, back labor, long labor, providing support


Chapter 5: Understanding Medical Procedures

Birth planning & decision making, induction, augmentation, monitoring, IV, medical pain relief, analgesics, epidural anesthesia, other types of medical pain relief, making decisions about pain relief, second stage interventions


Chapter 6: Understanding Cesarean Birth

Reasons for cesareans, surgery, family-centered birth, recovery


Chapter 7: Understanding Newborns

Newborn procedures, choosing your baby’s healthcare provider, newborn appearance, a newborn’s world


Chapter 8: Understanding Postpartum

Physical changes, emotions, lifestyle changes & tips, breastfeeding basics


11 Printable Handouts and Worksheets at SeeWhatYouRead.com

  • Baby Information Sheet
  • Baby’s Daily Feeding Log
  • Birth Plan: Checklist Style
  • Birth Plan: Worksheet Style
  • Contraction Timing Chart
  • Daily Food Log & Tips
  • Fetal Movement Count Chart
  • Kegel Information Sheet
  • Labor Partner’s Cheat Sheet
  • Personal Relaxation Chart
  • What to Pack for the Hospital


CFPO Understanding Birth Guide & Website Package

Expectant parents have a lot to learn—the right materials make all the difference! See What You Read: Understanding Birth is the most effective way to prepare parents for childbirth. This one-of-a-kind booklet comes with free access to SeeWhatYouRead.com, our award-winning, commercial-free website. Here, dozens of online video clips (including several complete birth stories) and printable labor-preparation worksheets are available for use in class, at bedside, and for parents to view at home.