Understanding Pregnancy: A Comprehensive Guide DVD

ITEM: 48880


Thoroughly addressing multiple concerns for mothers-to-be, this DVD covers topic such as fetal development, exercise, hazards, and more. Great to promote good prenatal care. 75-minute DVD also includes a 35-minute condensed version.


Teach expectant parents how to keep themselves and their babies healthy during pregnancy. Presenting the latest research-based recommendations, this DVD covers healthy habits and partner involvement and stresses the importance of good prenatal care. Features 3-D animation that brings fetal development to life and motivates moms to take good care of themselves throughout pregnancy. Grade 8–Adult. 75 minutes. A 35-minute condensed version also is included. ©2012

Content Includes:

  • Fetal Development: overview of trimesters, changes to mom and baby in each trimester, 3-D animation of fetal development

  • Medical Care: choosing a provider, routine appointments, ultrasounds, first trimester screening, glucose tolerance test, Group B strep test

  • Nutrition: extra calories, weight gain, healthy cooking and eating habits, USDA MyPlate, foods to limit or avoid, iron and folic acid, dental hygiene, prenatal vitamins, cravings, beverages, breastfeeding preparation

  • Exercise: guidelines, safe and unsafe activities, exercise, warning signs, Kegel exercises, exercise tips by trimester

  • Discomforts: nausea, constipation, heartburn, faintness, round ligament pain, backache, swelling, insomnia, leg cramps, Braxton-Hicks contractions, general pregnancy warning signs, preterm labor signs

  • Hazards: alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, certain medications, X-rays, hot tubs/saunas/tanning beds, tattoos, environmental hazards

  • Emotions: common pregnancy stressors, stress-relief tips, support, body image, relationship tips, dads, domestic abuse

This product has international sales restrictions.