University of Colorado System
Supporting Parents of a Newborn Baby
University of Colorado System

Supporting Parents of a Newborn Baby

This course is part of Newborn Baby Care Specialization

Taught in English

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Mary Kohn, MD
Christine Gold
Daniel Nicklas

Instructors: Mary Kohn, MD

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11 hours (approximately)
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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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11 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module we will learn about maternal and paternal mood concerns that can occur after the birth of a baby. The module will review a continuum of concerns ranging from very typical mood disruptions in the first few weeks after birth, called baby blues, to more serious issues such as pregnancy-related depression and anxiety. The learner will receive an introduction into preventative techniques new parents can use to protect their mood as well as common interventions that can be effective in treating pregnancy-related mood concerns.

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6 videos8 readings1 quiz

In this module, we will learn unique challenges same-sex coupled partners face in parenting a newborn and the ways they support each other. We will also learn some ways that providers can support same-sex parents.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz

This module presents critical information about establishing relationships with newborns. This module will teach you about the significance of early relationships on lifelong health and development. We will learn about bonding and attachment and the impact of adverse experiences and environments on brain development and newborn and young child well-being. We will also identify what parents and caregivers can do to enhance relationships and support newborn well-being, including kangarooing or skin-to-skin care.

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3 videos9 readings1 quiz

In this final module, we observe and participate in a Skills Video which demonstrates an actual in-hospital examination of our guest star newborn. The first portion features Anne Behring weighing and measuring the newborn baby. Growth parameters, the measurements of babies weight, length and head circumference, are important indicators of their well-being. In this module, Anne Behring, a nurse with decades of experience in the care of newborns will demonstrate the techniques necessary for accurate measurement. In order to evaluate if the measurements are appropriate for the newborn, one must be certain about the gestational age. Ms. Behring will also demonstrate the Ballard Exam for assessment of gestational age.

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3 videos5 readings

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4.7 (30 ratings)
Mary Kohn, MD
University of Colorado System
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