When traditional childbirth education classes are not a possibility due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints, we have a solution - eLearning Childbirth Education!
The eLearning program
is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great not only for first time parents, but is also useful as a refresher course for repeat parents.
The eLearning program includes:
- Access for a 6-week period, beginning from the date of your initial use. You will receive an access code after you register and pay for the class.
- An accompanying parent's handbook, available after registration.
- The opportunity to contact our program coordinator by e-mail to answer brief questions.
- Childbirth education and labor support
- Discomforts of pregnancy
- Understanding labor and birth
- Labor guide
- Caring for yourself postpartum
- Feeding your newborn
- Caring for your newborn
- Call Health Referral Services at (860) 545-1888 or click here.
|Please Note: If you should experience any pain or bleeding, or believe that there is something wrong with your pregnancy, call your health care provider immediately, go to your hospital's emergency room, or dial 911 for help.
What is the eLearning program?
The Gift of Motherhood eLearning program is a flash-based online book that will allow you to understand all aspects of pregnancy.
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. (see System Requirements)
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.
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 their support site. (see System Requirements)
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.
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. (see System Requirements)
What if my code doesn't work anymore?
Try re-entering 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.
- 1 Ghz processor (recommended)
- 512MB RAM (minimum)
- Sound Card
- Speakers or Headphones
- Fast video card (optional)
- Access to a nearby printer (optional)