Online Childbirth Classes

eLearning Childbirth Education

If your location or schedule keeps you from attending childbirth classes at The Birthplace at Baptist for Women, this online course may be just what you need. The eLearning Childbirth Education program provides valuable information to help prepare you for your baby's birth. Topics include:

  • Choosing Care for Yourself and Your Baby
  • Thinking Ahead to Childbirth
  • Discomforts of Pregnancy
  • Understanding Labor and Birth
  • Medical Interventions and Caesarean Birth
  • Adjusting to Parenting
  • Breastfeeding Your Newborn
  • Caring for Your Newborn

The eLearning class also includes useful videos to watch and resources to download and keep on file. To use the online course, 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.

The class is available only to those who are delivering at Baptist and have completed the preadmission process. There is a $30 nonrefundable fee. After registering for the class, you will receive an email confirmation and a personal access code which provides 24-hour access to the class for 90 days beginning with your first access. After that time, your access code will expire. Codes are processed and assigned Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. To register, download and complete the registration form and mail it to us with your check for $30.

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System Requirements

  • Hardware
  • Sound Card
  • Speakers or Headphones
  • Updated Video Card
  • Approximately 512MB RAM
  • 1 Ghz processor (recommended)
  • Access to a nearby printer (optional)
  • Software
  • Active X controls enabled
  • 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

If You Are Using a Tablet (iPad, Kindle, Nook)

If you are using a tablet, such as an iPad, Kindle or Nook, here are some things to note:

Frequently Asked Questions

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 and childbirth .

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.

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, you can move your mouse over it to learn the definition.

What if I'm having difficulty with the eBook?

First, make sure your internet connection is working by visiting some other websites. 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 here.

What if I can't see anything?

It may take a few minutes for the program to 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.

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 Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 to make sure the code is still active. Note: All "0" are numerals.

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