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Giveaway: DVD of Lamaze/InJoy Healthy Birth Your Way Videos

Last year, Lamaze International and InJoy Birth & Parenting Videos collaborated on the launch of InJoy’s new Mother’s Advocate site. The site offers free video clips and print materials that inform women on how to be active participants in their care to achieve safe, healthy, and satisfying birth experiences.



I’ve met many childbirth educators who love the videos and use them in their educational offerings. But educators who teach in settings without WiFi access (including many hospitals), cannot show web-based videos.

InJoy heard the feedback and now offers all seven videos on DVD. They’re charging customers only for the cost of packaging and shipment, $9.95.  (Remember, the videos themselves can be accessed freely at MothersAdvocate.org, Lamaze.org, or directly from YouTube.) You can see the product details and purchase a copy of the DVD at InJoyVideos.com.

This week we’re giving away a copy of the Healthy Birth Your Way DVD. There are three ways to enter:

1. leave a comment below, sharing something you like about the videos or tell us about how you have used them in your teaching.

2. Tweet or retweet a link to this giveaway (then leave a comment saying you did)

3. Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook (then leave a comment saying you did)

Please leave separate comments for each of your entries.

You do not have to be a childbirth educator to enter. Leave all comments by Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 23.

Full Disclosure: I was paid a one-time consulting fee by InJoy to draft the content of the videos and accompanying print materials.

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  1. March 18th, 2010 at 12:55 | #1

    I teach The Bradley Method in OKC and we are really in need of natural birth videos. Thank you for letting us know about your online videos. Would love to have the actual videos to show in class. Thanks for all you do!

  2. March 18th, 2010 at 14:19 | #2

    I love the Lamaze/Injoy videos at the Mother’s Advocate website. When I have a new class about to start, I email the link to my students a few days before the first class and ask them to view the videos. I tell the that these are the 6 Steps to a Better Birth, and they are the foundation for everything we will be covering in the next few weeks in class.

    Tracy Good, LCCE, CD(DONA)

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    Lynn B.
    March 19th, 2010 at 05:36 | #3

    I like the first person stories that illustrate the principles. I am beginning to write for some local content pages and would love to review the DVD for my readers. Such a vital message!

  4. March 19th, 2010 at 11:19 | #4

    I love these videos! I am currently studying to become a Lamaze certified childbirth Educator and these will definitly be part of my teaching material. I’ve juste posted a link on facebook.
    Thanks again for making these so widly accessible on the web.

  5. March 19th, 2010 at 12:15 | #5

    I RT’d a link to this contest from @littleinkers
    This is a very cool give away.

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    Susan Jaszemski
    March 19th, 2010 at 12:25 | #6

    I posted this on FB. I am definitely going to check these videos out- I find myself talking about childbirth with friends on a weekly basis!

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    Tonia Squires
    March 19th, 2010 at 13:06 | #7

    I am a labor and delivery nurse and aspiring childbirth educator, I would love to show this video to my fellow labor nurses as part of an ongoing series, “evidence based practice for labor and delivery nurses”

  8. March 19th, 2010 at 13:21 | #8

    I just loved this clip…..it sums up all that I teach as a doula/childbirth educator here in Dubai. I like the fact it showed clips in hospitals, as all births are hosptial based over here in the UAE and some videos are more difficult to show if they are all set at home/birth unit – also there are no water births here – so to see a woman in a hospital room on a birthing ball is great – it gives all woman in Dubai HOPE FOR A NATURAL DELIVERY!!
    It was straight to the point, honest, talks honestly about the use of interventions, is a fantastic visual aid and is just what woman and their birth partners need to see & here. I just loved it all. I think I would show to doula clients but would also have open days to show it to groups of expecting parents, child care providers and also at conferences that I attend and speak at.
    it is a great give away!!!

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    Laura Valle
    March 19th, 2010 at 14:40 | #9

    I use your InJoy videos to teach my Husband Coached Childbirthing Classes in Germany. I like that you have natural birth videos, that you show what really happens with great knowledge and evidence based practice and that you also have videos to prepare mothers for what can happen if they need certain interventions. Really a valuable tool!

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    Laura Valle
    March 19th, 2010 at 14:40 | #10

    I reposted your article on my facebook!

  11. March 19th, 2010 at 15:16 | #11

    I teach independant natural childbirth classes. I have had a hard time finding updated (not 70′s and 80′s looking) birthing couples. I also have had a hard time finding good Natural Hospital Birth video’s. I m a home birth advocate, but it isn’t possible or desirable for many mom’s, and most of the nice natural birth video’s I have found (that don’t cost a fortune) are more home births. Thank you for making these video’s available.

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    Michelle
    March 20th, 2010 at 18:20 | #12

    I love that the videos are brief, modern and often contain first-person accounts that my students can relate to more easily. This makes them easy to incorporate into a class. I would love to have the copies to be able to show them / lend them with ease. Thank you!

  13. March 21st, 2010 at 14:10 | #13

    I am a doula and would love to view these and share with clients. I tweeted (@anthrodoula) about it the video giveaway!

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    Debra
    March 21st, 2010 at 17:50 | #14

    I teach OB nursing and have put the link to these videos in the students’ syllabus. Unfortunately, our area is very conservative and very intervention-oriented when it comes to obstetrical practice, and few of the students get to see how natural and blissful birth can be.

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    Michelle Overby
    March 21st, 2010 at 19:29 | #15

    These videos are great resource. Thank you for mentioning that everyone does not have access to wifi, especially the population that I work with. Keep up the great posting!

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    Andie
    March 21st, 2010 at 22:01 | #16

    I posted it on FB. These are wonderful videos!!

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    Andie
    March 21st, 2010 at 22:03 | #17

    I love the videos because they show what normal labor looks like, and it’s so hard to find videos that show that. Plus they’re easy to understand and the suggestions are do-able.

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    Sarah
    March 23rd, 2010 at 13:37 | #18

    These videos have a really great message. I am a maternal child health educator in a community health center, and my patients can benefit immensely from being encouraged to advocate for themselves. Education is the key to a positive birth experience!

  19. March 23rd, 2010 at 19:53 | #19

    Thanks to all who entered the giveaway! It was really wonderful to hear how much you all appreciate these videos and they great ways you are already using them. Congratulations to Gina from The Feminist Breeder! The random number generator at Random.org spat out #35, and Gina’s was the 35th comment. Gina will receive a DVD copy of InJoy’s Healthy Birth Your Way Videos.

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    Lakisa
    March 27th, 2010 at 22:54 | #20

    I am a childbirth educator who teaches teens and young mothers. Any opportunity to show them what real birth looks like versus what they see on TV is always welcome. The families I worked with would be benefit greatly. Thank you.

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    Cheri Pickslay
    June 28th, 2012 at 07:25 | #21

    @Laura Valle
    Hello Laura!
    My name is Cheri Pickslay. I’m an American living in Croatia. I’m a former labor and delivery nurse from California. I just finished a home study Childbirth Educators Course and want to start classes here. It’s going to be a long process I know but I was wondering if I could dialogue with you a bit to find out how you got started in Germany, which city you’re in, is your course recognized by the hospital there, etc. I would really appreciate a reply when you have time. Kind regards, Cheri

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