Education for Expecting Moms

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.
- Psalm 127:3

Expectant parents don’t know . . . what they don’t know.

The internet provides expectant parents more access to information than ever before. But, more information doesn’t necessarily mean better informed. This makes formal childbirth education more important as ever. Available in a variety of formats, InJoy’s evidence-based childbirth education materials provide educators with a visual for every teaching point, including high-quality animation and real labor and birth footage.

Online Education

Three eCourses are available.

Understanding Birth eCourse

This curriculum provides comprehensive childbirth education that prepares expectant parents to have healthier and more satisfying birth experiences. Engaging video, life-like 3D animation, and personal birth stories give parents the knowledge and confidence they need to make informed decisions about their labor and delivery.

Content Includes:

  • Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, strength and stretching exercises, and more.
  • Labor: Pain theories, 4 P’s of labor, prelabor signs, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
  • Birth Stories: How the stages of labor unfold in real life, natural coping techniques, medicated pain relief, and partner support.
  • Comfort Techniques: Labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
  • Medical Procedures: Birth plans, decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, pain medication, augmentation, second-stage interventions, and nonmedical alternatives.
  • Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth, breastfeeding, family-centered birth tips.
  • Newborns: Newborn hospital procedures, skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, senses, behaviors, SIDS, abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome).
  • Postpartum: Involution, lochia, perineum care, rooming-in, baby blues, postpartum depression, healthy habits, breastfeeding, hunger signs, feeding frequency, effective latch, and getting support.

Contact us for more information on pricing and registration for our new online eCourses.

Course takes 5-6 hours to complete.

Upcoming Classes

Parenting for Life - Battle Creek

FALL session starts Sept. 10, 2019
Tuesdays, 1-2 pm , 12 weeks
Enrollment CLOSED / 
Wait List only

For more information: 

Call 269-288-2890 or Email

Parenting for Life - Kalamazoo

FALL session starts Sept. 5, 2019
Thursdays, 1-2 pm, 12 weeks

Enrollment OPEN

For more information: 

Call 269-345-1740 or Email

Contact us for more details to register for this Understanding Birth eCourse.