• Online Childbirth Classes

    Memorial Health for Women offers an online childbirth class for busy parents. The Gift of Motherhood is an interactive, web-based class that includes animated illustrations and videos. It can be viewed on a PC or Mac.   

    Topics Covered 

    • Childbirth education and labor support
    • Discomforts of pregnancy
    • Understanding labor and birth
    • Labor guide
    • Caring for yourself postpartum
    • Feeding your newborn
    • Caring for your newborn

    Class Fee

    The online childbirth class costs $50 and can be accessed for 90 days. When you register, make sure you'll have time within the next 90 days to view the materials and complete the class. After you register and pay, you will receive an access code to start the class. You'll also receive an email address and phone number for a childbirth educator that you can contact if you have questions.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What is the online childbirth class?
    A. The Gift of Motherhood is an interactive course that you watch on our own time from a computer or mobile device with internet access. The course covers all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and general newborn care. At the bottom of each page of the course, you'll find links to information about having a baby at Memorial Health for Women.

    Q. What do I need in order to view the program?
    A. 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. A complete list of hardware and software requirements can be found below.

    Q. How do I use the program?
    A. You will click through the pages of an online flipbook. Be sure to click on all of the icons to learn more. Some icons open a video 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. Be sure to click on the buttons below the flipbook for information about Memorial Health for Women.

    Q. What if I’m having difficulty?
    A. 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.

    Q. What if I can’t see anything?
    A. It may take a few minutes for the program to load. When internet access is slow, the course may load more slowly than normal. If, after a several minutes, nothing appears, try restarting your computer.

    Q. What if the videos don’t work?
    A. 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.

    Q.  What if my code doesn’t work anymore?
    A. Try reentering the code, making sure there are no spaces before or after the code. If that does not work, contact the administrator at your hospital to make sure the code is still active. Note: all “0s” are numerals. If these suggestions do not help, please notify your educator for assistance.

    System Requirements


    • Sound card
    • Speakers or headphones
    • Updated video card
    • Approximately 512MB RAM
    • 1 Ghz processor (recommended)
    • Access to a printer (optional)


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