breastfeeding week

August Celebrates Breastfeeding

The month of August is World Breastfeeding Week, and also National Breastfeeding Month as proclaimed by the United States Breastfeeding ...
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Top Free Birth Class Handouts

Childbirth educators can share the following handouts, worksheets, and resources for teaching birth classes. We are constantly adding more handouts ...
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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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Facts about having a Big Baby…

One of the top fears for women having a baby today, besides the pain is that their babies will be ...
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Questions about becoming a Doula

What is a Certified doula? Doulas provide support to pregnant women and their families. When a woman begins labor a ...
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doula business


We are experts in the childbirth profession. On this page you will find posts that give you valuable information and ...
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childbirth videos

Videos on the politics, status, and history of childbirth

Childbirth Discussion Videos Childbirth is a topic that is vast, dating back to the beginning of time. Childbirth is also ...
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Baby Born in Caul

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Apply to be Doula or Childbirth Educator Trainer

Become a Trainer We are seeking talented childbirth professionals to partner with CPI as trainers leading workshops. This is a ...
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Train the Trainer workshop

Train the Trainer Workshop Maternal Child Health Topics Approved by the CA Board of Registered Nurses and Childbirth Professionals International ...
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Doulas needed at Sacramento hospitals

Doulas are needed to provide emotional support and comfort to pregnant women during labor at local Sacramento hospitals. This is ...
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start is awesome

Beginning steps to develop midwifery degree program

This is an update to what is happening on our Journey to develop a midwifery degree program at the community ...
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midwifery degree

Midwifery Schools in California update on Community Colleges

CPI is committed to expanding midwifery care. The first step is to train midwives. Few programs exist to train students ...
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2016 report

California Maternity Care contact hour module series

Self Study Module Easy to read charts summarize what's currently happening for California women during childbirth in the June 2016 ...
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How to start a Doula Business (Free Course)

Doula Business Basics (free course) This practical online course is designed for new and seasoned doulas to help you build ...
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Nine Months that Made You documentary researches pregnancy

The BBC documentary "Nine Months that Made You" discusses how the nine-ten months of pregnancy has lasting effects upon one's ...
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