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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Details the practices of three certified nurse midwives who are in practice in various parts of the country.
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.
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.
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.
Perinatal Care of the High-Risk Woman
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.
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.
Follows the development of a baby from conception to birth. Microphotography provides pictures of a living human embryo within the womb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chart with information on pregnancy and with large pictures of the fetus inside the mother from 1 month to term.
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.
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.