Welcome to the
Learning about pregnancy,
birth and new baby care
just got easier!
The Gift of Motherhood is a web-based program with animated illustrations and videos. It is designed for you and your partner/support person to experience together to help you feel prepared for childbirth and your new parenting role.
High speed internet access is advised. Dial-up will work but will take longer to download. You will also need audio (sound card and speakers or earphones), Adobe Macromedia Flash Player and Acrobat Reader, both available as free downloads from www.adobe.com. Log in with your access code. When the first page has loaded, you are ready to proceed. Bookmark this page for your next visit.
No code yet? Call to register: 512-753-3818
How to use the program
We recommend that you complete the 7 chapters in The Gift of Motherhood in order, at your own pace and convenience. However, it is also easy to explore the program as you wish and to re-visit topics of interest.
The program takes about 6 to 8 hours to complete. Consider your schedule and what will work best for you.
Have fun with the online quizzes to review what you have learned.
Note the date that you start the program and the expiration date of your access code to be sure you have enough time.
At the end of each session, note the page or chapter where you want to start on your next visit.
On screen, The Gift of Motherhood looks like a book with page numbers at the bottom.
Turn pages forward or backward by clicking at the top or bottom corner of each page.
Choose a chapter using the vertical tabs along the right edge: Intro, numbers 1 to 7, and Glossary (definition of terms).
Use Go to page _, or Prev Page and Next Page to re-visit a page.
Icons on each page
Click on the arrow icon to hear the audio as you read a page.
Click this symbol to pause the audio.
Move your mouse over the FYI icon to see additional information.
Click on the camera to view video clips.
Move your mouse over key words for more information.
Download pdfs with additional information to read or print.
Click this icon to open a notepad where you can type any questions you may have. Before logging out, copy and paste from the notepad into an e-mail to ??? at ???@???.
These web pages are for information purposes only. They are NOT a substitute for professional medical advice.
Please be advised: Do not use the phone numbers or e-mail addresses listed if you are having any pain, bleeding or you feel as if there is something wrong.
Call your health care provider immediately, visit the CTMC Emergency Department or call 911 for help.