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12. Career Pathways for Childbirth Educators

Objectives: List available avenues to success in the childbirth profession Create a plan to achieve a thriving career Study Called to the Childbirth Profession: Opportunities for Doulas, Birth Educators, and You by Donyale Abe A. The Childbirth Profession Career descriptor Who are childbirth professionals Roles of childbirth professionals The work of childbirth professionals B. Career[…]

11. Fatherhood

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Identify resources to support expecting fathers Explain emotional and physical adjustments of expecting fathers Develop strategies to assist fathers in bonding with baby Study[…]

10. Newborns

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Understand newborn’s appearance and abilities List health concerns and warning signs of newborn illness Investigate the benefits of attachment parenting Study Book – Pregnancy,[…]

9. Breastfeeding

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Understand breast anatomy and how the body makes breast milk List breastfeeding challenges and strategies to manage them Specify benefits of exclusive breastfeeding first[…]

8. Childbirth Medications and Interventions

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Explain options for labor pain management Understand the benefits and risks of labor interventions Analyze the most common reasons for cesarean births Study Book[…]

7. Complications in Childbirth

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Understand ways to reduce risk of serious complications Describe diagnostic prenatal tests and their benefits List ways to resolve labor complications through non medical[…]

6. Coping Relaxation Skills for Childbirth

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: Understand the difference between pain and suffering in labor List factors that increase labor pain and those that decrease pain Describe breathing techniques and[…]

5. Postpartum

Use this outline to guide your study and reading. You should know the concepts outlined.  Tip: Write down or type up your understanding of everything outlined for your own records. Objectives: List warning signs of postpartum period Understand postpartum physical and emotional changes Describe how to treat postpartum discomforts Study Book – Pregnancy, Childbirth, and[…]