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Childbirth Books and Videos

Videos filmed (not dubbed) in Spanish.
Books in Spanish and English.

The Book, Pregnancy, Birth and You:(Sold Out!)
Excellent resource for the pregnant population and/or those working with them. Used as a text by many teachers.
Over 26,000 sold as of January 1997.

Audio Cassette Tape (English only):
A companion to the book Pregnancy, Birth and You. Still Available!

The Book El Embarazo, El Parto y Tu:
A translation of Pregnancy, Birth and You... Excellent to reinforce the information contained in the videos.

Spanish Videos

These videos teach the concept of a pregnant woman having support during labor while showing some of the specific techniques the laboring woman and others find useful.

Practicando Para Dar A Luz (Practicing for Birth...in Spanish)
Features 3 pregnant couples from various Spanish speaking countries being given instructions in Spanish in relaxation, breathing and pushing. Ideal for the Hispanic patient to see and understand the techniques taught in most childbirth education classes. (18 minutes)

Durante El Parto (During Labor and Delivery...in Spanish)
Filmed with the same 3 pregnant couples. It deals with the medication used in labor & delivery, fetal monitoring, forceps, C-section and vacuum extractors. It also shows a woman, in labor, with the fetal monitoring in use. The film answers some of the most commonly asked questions with regard to this time; an excellent companion to Practicando Para Dar A Luz. (15 minutes)

Dar A Luz Con Amor (Giving Birth with Love...in Spanish)
Filmed on location in the doctor's office and hospital shows an actual office visit, promotes prenatal care then follows Liliana as Enrique and family support her as she gives birth. They are reminded throughout of the things learned during the prenatal classes allowing the viewer to better understand the importance of preparation, the role of a strong support system for the laboring woman, while also learning ways of coping with the actual labor and delivery. (20 minutes)

Si! Se Puede  (Yes! You Can)  has similar teaching components to Dar A Luz Con Amor but is filmed in a birth center where a CNM helps a Spanish speaking Mom birth a 10 lb. Baby.  The advantages of early breast-feeding are discussed while the baby nurses. (17 minutes)

Yes! You Can  has similar teaching components to Dar A Luz Con Amor but is filmed in a birth center where a CNM helps a Spanish speaking Mom birth a 10 lb. Baby.  The advantages of early breast-feeding are discussed while the baby nurses. This has the same footage as Si! Se Puede but has instructions & narration in English. (17 minutes)
 

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