ERIC Number: ED202545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Health Instruction Packages: Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Ostrander, Betty; And Others
Text, illustrations, and reinforcement exercises are utilized in these nine learning modules to instruct nurses and expectant mothers in topics related to pre-natal care, labor, and post-partum readjustment. The first module, "Pre-Natal Evaluation" by Betty Ostrander, teaches the nurse to diagnose toxemia of pregnancy. The second module, "Preparation for Childbirth" by Juanita L. Gwynn, describes natural childbirth, labor, the timing of contractions, relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, and effleurage. The third module, "The Labor Experience" by Doris Haak, discusses the physical stages of labor and the physical and emotional reactions of the mother. The next four modules, by Dana Mochel, are "What Happens When Labor Begins," which reviews the signs of true labor and discusses what happens after checking in at the hospital; "In the Labor Room," which details what to expect during labor and delivery at a hospital; "Does Labor Have to Hurt?," which reviews breathing and medical techniques that relieve pain; and "Your Hospital Stay," which describes hospital procedures used in caring for a mother and her baby after delivery. The eighth module, "Getting Back in Shape or Post Partum Exercises" by Ann Hodges, details an exercise routine. The ninth module, "Post Partum Interview" by Caro Van Stryk, is designed to teach nurses the purpose and components of such interviews. The modules take from 10 to 30 minutes to complete. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Los Angeles, CA.