Newborn Exam DVD

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Newborn Exam for the Student Midwife, by Charlene Campbell

4 DVD Set, 5 hours 27 minutes

With over four hours of instruction, this Four-Disc DVD set will help you learn the details of newborn exam. The first section discusses the basics, demonstrating how to examine the eyes, ears, nose and other parts of the newborn's body. The second section covers common newborn reflexes such as rooting, sucking and swallowing. In the third section, you'll learn a variety of gestational age assessment factors, including both external and neurological signs. The fourth section is a review of the newborn exam, and the final disk has special features on the prepuce and male circumcision. This in-depth resource is a valuable learning tool for apprentice and student midwives.

DVD’s are in NTSC format (playable in the US, Canada, and other countries).


DVD #1 

The Newborn Exam

  • Introduction
  • Equipment
  • Temperature
  • Skin
  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth and Throat
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Lungs
  • Heart

DVD #2

  • Abdomen
  • Female Genitalia
  • Male Genitalia
  • Back and Rectum
  • Extremities
  • Neuromuscular System
  • Neonate Transport
  • Breastfeeding Demonstration

Common Newborn Reflexes

  • Introduction
  • Rooting
  • Sucking
  • Swallowing
  • Tonic Neck Reflex
  • Moro's
  • Palmer or Grasp
  • Gag
  • Babinski's
  • plantar
  • Stepping 
  • Trunk Incurvation

DVD #3

Twin Home Waterbirth

Gestational Age Assessment

  • Introduction
  • External Signs
  • Neurological Signs
  • Review of the Newborn Exam

DVD #4

Special Features

  • "The Prepuce"
  • Male Circumcision


charlene-wheatley-campbell.jpgCharlene Wheatley Campbell, BSM, MSM, LM, CPM has been assisting birthing women and their families since 1985. She received a master of science degree in midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah in 2004. She is passionate in her role as mentor and coach for student midwives around North American and is committed to helping them become Midwives of Excellence. Charlene enjoys walking in nature, singing, and spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their children and grandchildren.


Also featuring instruction by:

Elizabeth Herman, RN, CBE

Barbara Barta, RM

Prudence J. Todd, BScN, DpM

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