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Labor and Delivery for Teens. Video

Shows the labor and delivery of an African American and a Caucasian teen mother. One uses epidural anesthesia and the other does a natural delivery. The importance of prental care, staying in school and family support is stressed.

©1996. 28 min. WQ 150 L123 Prog 2
Distributed by Injoy

Healthy Steps for Teen Parents. Prenatal Care. Video

This video explores prenatal care from a unique teen viewpoint. Teens get the straight story from their peers as they follow five pregnant teens who candidly share their prenatal experiences. See how they deal with their changing world and the steps they take to insure a healthy baby. Segments include:

©2003. 25 min. WQ 150 H434 Prog 1
Distributed by Injoy

Healthy Steps for Teen Parents. Labor and Birth. Video

Led by teen hosts, viewers get an intimate, firsthand look at labor and birth. Follow Marquita, a fifteen year old single mom, and Samantha and Kevin, both nineteen, as they discover ways to lessen labor discomfort as well as explore medical options for pain relief. Segments include:

©2003. 25 min. WQ 150 H434
Distributed by InJoy

Healthy Steps for Teen Parents. 2nd edition.  DVD

Explores the choices that teens have for labor and birth.  Throught the real-life experiences of five pregnant teens, viewers learn about the anatomy of a pregnancy, different phases of labor, natural comfort techniques, and medical procedures.

©2010. 32 min. WQ 150 H43335
Distributed by InJoy

Gentle Birth Choices. Video

A book and video set which provides a model of maternity care that emphasizes use of midwives for normal births and physician interavention only for problems. Use of much less high tech intervention and more focus on a family centered birth is stressed. Shows several live births at home with midwives and some at a family centered maternity center.

©1996. 47 min. WQ 150 G338
Distributed by Injoy

Giving Birth: Challenges and Choices. Video

Stresses giving birth in a home or birth center environment without use of high-tech devices such as fetal monitoring and without drugs. Interviews with obstetricians, midwives and doulas. Discusses the risks of common medical interventions and the high number of ceseareans in the U.S.

©1998. 35 min. WQ 150 G539
Distributed by Injoy

Comfort Measures for Childbirth. Video

Shows and explains comfort measures for women in labor including breathing patterns and relaxation techniques. Women in labor with their partners are shown using the mesures.

©1993. 38 min. WQ 150 C732
Distributed by Childbirth Graphics.

Magical Moments of Birth: 5 Different Births. Video

Five births are shown with a variety of birth experiences--an unplanned cesarean birth, a vaginal birth after a cesarean, births with and without episiotomies, physicans and midwives as birth attendants, different positions for labor and birth etc.

©1990. 15 min. WQ 150 M194
Distributed by Parenting Pictures

Daughters of Time. Video

Details the practices of three certified nurse midwives who are in practice in various parts of the country.

©1980. 30 min. WQ 160 D238

All My Babies. DVD

This film is the story of "Miss Mary" Coley, an African-American midwife more than half a century ago in rural Georgia. Its production, in 1952, was sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health as a demonstration film for illiterate "granny" midwives. It was used around the world by UNESCO and has become a classic documentary.

All My Babies was written, produced, and directed by George Stoney in close collaboration with Mrs Coley as well as with local public health doctors and nurses and shows the preparation for and home delivery of bibies in both relatively good and bad rural conditions among black families at that time. The film is both a deeply respectful portrait of "Miss Mary" who is revealed as an inspiring human being, and a record of the actual living conditions of her patients.

The DVD includes a 16-page essay written in 1959 by George Stoney on the research and preparation of All My Babies, a gallery of production photographs, and a video reminiscence by Miss Mary's grandson. Also included is "Palmour Street" (1949), a dramatized 25 minute discussion of family relations, a film which Stoney directed on location in Gainesville, Georgia, for the Georgia Department of Public Health.

©2006. 54 min. WQ 160 A416
Distributed by Image Entertainment.


Pregnancy. Labor and Delivery Series. DVD

  1. Pregnancy. Program 1
    This program discusses the various changes that occur in the woman's body during pregnancy, particularly those that may cause distressing symptoms. In addition, it helps nurses distinguish normal changes from those that are abnormal. The last portion of the program discusses normal prenatal care and the assessments that are essential.
  2. Labor and Delivery. Program 2
    The program begins by discussing the premonitory signs of labor and some of the theories regarding the causes of the onset of labor. Then, the four stages of labor are discussed in depth along with nursing interventions that facilitate the birth process, such as monitoring the well being of both the mother and the fetus, and as much as possible, helping to alleviate the woman's physical discomfort.
  3. Pain Control During Labor and Delivery. Program 3
    This program explores both physiologic and psychosocial causes of pain during labor and delivery. It describes the discomfort associated with each stage of labor and discusses nonpharmacologic methods of pain management including traditional and non-traditional methods. It also explains the different types of pharmacologic pain control including various systemic and regional medications.
  4. Leopold's Maneuvers. Program 4
    This program identifies and demonstrates the four maneuvers for palpating the maternal abdomen to determine fetal presentation, fetal lie, fetal engagement, and fetal attitude in order to predict the type of delivery that will occur. It also identifies the appropriate location for listening to the fetal heart, and demonstrates the use of the Doppler stethoscope.

©2004. WQ 200 L22 Prog 1-4
Distributed by Concept Media

Conception to Neonate Pregnancy, program 1. Video

Follows a couple through their pregnancy from conception until birth. Describes the emotional and psychological reactions of the couple and the physical changes that occur in both the mother and the fetus. Discusses the developmental tasks that confront the couple as they await the birth of their first child.

©1992. 26 min. WQ 200 P923 Prog 1
Distributed by Concept Media

Reducing Risk Factors, program 3. Video

Discusses environmental factors in pregnancy that contribute to birth defects and low birth weight. Focuses on those factors that are preventable through intervention, primarily changes in lifestyle. Discusses importance of delaying childbirth until after adolescence, obtaining info about personal risks, seeking early prenatal care and avoiding harmful substances.

©1992. 34 min. WQ 200 P923 Prog 3
Distributed by Concept Media


Perinatal Nursing Education.  Booklets

Perinatal Care of the High-Risk Woman

Psychosocial Issues

©2008 WQ 200 P445
Distributed by March of Dimes

How Babies Get Made. Video

Using close up photography of live embryos, this program describes embryonic development. Cell differentiation and the concept of spatial organization are discussed. The genetic mechanisms that affect the order and pattern of early embryonic development are described. Also discussed are master genes and the concept of the homeobox.

©1987. 50 min. WQ 205 H847

Test Tube Babies. Video

NOVA presents a dramatic, exclusive film of the first "test-tube" baby born in America, Elizabeth Jordan Carr. NOVA follows the pregnancy from the start, presenting the only view on American TV of the extraordinary medical procedures used to remove and fertilize the egg, and of the historic birth, December 28, 1981 in Norfolk, VA.

©1982. 60 min. WQ 205 T342

Everyday Miracle Birth. Video

Follows the development of a baby from conception to birth. Microphotography provides pictures of a living human embryo within the womb.

©1980. 30 min. WQ 209 E93

Life's Greatest Miracle. Video

Lennart Nilsson's cameras take the viewer into the womb of a pregnant woman to view the fetus from conception to birth. These photos are interwoven with the story of a couple preparing to have their first child.

©2001. 60 min. WQ 209 L722
PBS Video
Purchased with funds from the Martha L. Bankhead Book Fund in Nursing.

The Fabulous F.A.S. Quiz Show. Video

This kit was produced by the Washington State Dept of Health and is aimed at children in grades 6-9. Targets middle school students to help them make the right choices regarding alcohol and reproduction and promotes the prevention of babies born with FAS birth defects. It includes a 15 minute video, activities for middle school students, a listing of other resources, and several March of Dimes pamphlets.

©1993. 15 min. WQ 210 F134
Distributed by the March of Dimes

Women of Substance. Video

This video focuses on the psychological and socioeconomic aspects of substance abuse among mothers. It discusses the treatment of substance dependence. Recovering female addicts discuss their addictions and recovery. Experts explain what can be done to assist addicted mothers and their children.

©1992; 10 min. WQ 210.1 W872

Treating the Chemically Dependent Woman and Her Child. Video

Discusses obtaining an accurate drug history, medical and obstetrical complications of several drugs of abuse, treatment options for managing mother and newborn, rehabilitation and psychological issues.

©1987. 27 min. WQ 210.1 T784


Stages of Labor, 2nd edition. DVD

Includes detailed 3D animation of the labor process, live birth footage, and parents describing their experience of labor and delivery. Each stage of labor is described in detail in very simple, easy to understand terminology. Segments include anatomy of pregnancy, signs of pre-labor, onset of labor, the three stages of labor, first stage, second stage, and third stage.

©2007. 30 min. WQ 300 S7787
Distributed by Injoy

Just in Case: Cesarean. Video

Follows two women through the sequence of events for planned and unplanned cesarean births. Discusses anesthesia, the cesarean procedure, recovery room, and healing in the hospital and at home.

©1996. 25 min. WQ 430 J96
Distributed by Vida Health

Postpartum. From Pregnant to Parent. DVD.

This program is a survival guide which helps new parents navigate a variety of life challenges, from emotional mood swings and relationship issues, to juggling the demands of daily life. Segments include:

  1. Feelings - changing feelings about baby and self
  2. Relationships - stresses and dividng the workload, romance, and communicating effectively
  3. Getting Support - building a support eam, groups for new parents, and community resources
  4. Taking Care of You - nourishment, sleep, and exercise, taking time for yourself
  5. Work and Childcare - easing the back-to-work transition, childcare options and checklists

©2006. 36 min. WQ 500 P857
Distributed by Injoy
Purchased with funds from the Martha L. Bankhead Book Fund in Nursing.

Diapers and Delirium. Video

This program is narrated by Jeanne Driscoll, an RN, who teaches parents in a humorous way how to cope with having a new baby at home.

©1998. 27 min. WQ 500 D353
Distributed by Childbirth Graphics

Nursing Assessment of the Postpartum Patient. DVD

This program is designed to prepare students to complete a physical assessment of the postpartum patient, as well as a psychosocial assessment of the childbearing family.

©1990. 22 min. WQ 500 N974
Distributed by Concept Media

Hospital to Home. Video

Teaches the nursing student about discharge planning for the obstetric patient. Discusses pain management, warning signs, cesarean care, breast and formula feeding, signs of depression, SIDS, car seats, and more.

©2002. 36 min. WQ 500 H828
Distributed by Injoy

Bundle of Blues. DVD

Discusses postpartum depression and stresses that PPD can happen to any new mother, but that it can be managed. Several Mothers who have experienced PPD discuss their feelings.

©2005. 13 min. WQ 500 B942
Distributed by Fanlight

Nurses: Battling for Babies. Videocassette

Viewers watch a medical team deliver premature triplets, then follow the infants to neonatal intensive care where nurses help bring them back from the brink of death. Viewers also see a nurse midwife as she provides critical prenatal care to Baltimore inner-city teens. This video reveals the highs and lows of obstetrics nursing through a nurse as she helps bring a healthy baby into the world one moment, then helps a Mother cope with loss the next.

©2001. 52 min. WY 12 N974 Prog 3
Distributed by the Discovery Health Channel

Childbirth Educators' Chart

Large flipchart with six two-sided, color pages: Anatomy & Physiology, Positive Postures, Role of the Labor Partner, Labor Begins, Positions in Labor, Early Labor, Active Labor, transition, Positions for Pushing, Birth and Postpartum, Cesarean Birth, Your Amazing Newborn and Breastfeeding.

©1991. Poster Cabinet

With Child

Chart with information on pregnancy and with large pictures of the fetus inside the mother from 1 month to term.

©1995. Reserve Desk

A Walk to Beautiful

Shares the stories of three Ethiopian women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of treatment for obstetric fistula.

©2008. 54 min. WY 87.1 W277
Distributed by WGBH Boston. NOVA series

Birth Atlas

Flipchart with photographis of life-size sculptures showing the growth of the baby from conception until birth and the slow return of the uterus to prepregnant position.

©1968. Stacks