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List of Top Birth Tools for Comfort

Much fear surrounds the birth process due to that nasty little rumor that you have probably heard...birth is painful. Painful, ...
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CPI Course Calendar

Breastfeeding Specialist Certification Course This is an online course offered continuously. (Click for information) June 4, 2018, BSC Online July ...
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cesarean birth

Consumer Reports ranks hospitals with high Cesareans

Really important information is available for pregnant women to assess their local hospitals ranking for cesareans. Click to download and ...
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doula trainer

Train the Doula Trainer Workshop

Birth, Maternal Health, & Related Topics This course gives the practical skills necessary to facilitate successful training workshops teaching doulas, ...
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Program Transfers

CPI is committed to supporting professionals to maintain and renew certifications through the following transfer requirements. Doula Program   I ALREADY ...
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Affirmations: a simple birth tool

Affirmations are words or phrases that are positive, validating, and empowering. Used through pregnancy they can prepare women to cope ...
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Black Doula Resources

Black Doulas and Birth Professionals Resources

For African American Doulas and health professionals by the Black Birth Professional Consortium of CPI We have experienced the passion, ...
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women of color

Multicultural Representation in Childbirth Education materials

Non white individuals are not well represented in childbirth education materials. So how exciting to happen upon a website which ...
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Your journey

Birth Professionals Share Your Career Story in New Book

Our audience would like to hear all about your career journey as a childbirth professional. Revision of the CPI book ...
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Called to Childbirth

2018 Update of Book “Called to the Childbirth Profession”

Hooray! CPI will be releasing a revision of the popular book Called to the Childbirth Profession, in July 2018. This ...
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Women are Strong

Childbirth was not Invented Yesterday

© D. Abe, Speaker and Author Have you ever really took the time to count all the women who have ...
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changing maternity care

Toolkit to Change Disrespect and Abuse in Prenatal & Maternity Care

#metoo is the voiceless finding voice, finally! Yet, what about countless women who are abused while receiving prenatal and maternity ...
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Breastfeeding Specialist Certification

Requirements There are three steps to complete certification as a breastfeeding specialist: 1. Take Breastfeeding Specialist Training Course (click) 2 ...
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Class Handouts

Non English Birth Class Handouts

This is a list of free non-English childbirth class handouts and other resources for childbirth educators whose primary language is ...
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natural birth

Honesty regarding Natural Birth

I feel amazing about my births, but sometimes I feel like I have to hide this truth in the closet ...
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eating in labor

Women Can Eat During Labor

It takes 10 years or longer for medical research to become medical practice. Research does show that no adverse effects ...
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