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Outline

Childbirth Educator Workshop Outline

Day One

8:30 – 10:00 am

Dynamics of Group Learning in Childbirth Education

  • List four sequential steps in group development
  • Identify ways to enhance group learning

10:00 – 10:10 am        Break

10:10 – 12:00 pm

Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator

  • Discuss importance of knowing own learning style
  • Identify advantages of immediate application of knowledge

12:00 pm                   Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Identify biological changes caused by the stress response
  • Discuss the ACOG guidelines for exercise during pregnancy
  • List strategies for teaching nutrition

2:30 – 2:40 pm            Break

2:40 – 5:00 pm

Labor Process, Part I

  • List techniques for teaching normal labor
  • Discuss benefits of changing positions during labor

Relaxation & Breathing

  • List benefits of relaxation during labor
  • Explain two distinct uses of breathing techniques in labor

5:00 pm                      End

Day Two

8:30 – 10:00 am

Relaxation & Breathing, Continued

Professional Development in Childbirth Education

  • Identify and discuss the role of childbirth educators
  • Discuss how to start-up and market a childbirth class business

10:00 – 10:10 am        Break

10:10 – 12:00 pm

Labor Process, Part II

Curriculum Development

  • List four questions educators should ask to determine curriculum
  • Identify the three domains of learning

12:00 pm                   Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Teaching from a Risk-Benefit Point of View

  • Define informed choice
  • Identify techniques for teaching benefits and risks

 

2:30 – 2:40 pm            Break

2:40 – 5:00 pm

Teaching from a Risk-Benefit Point of View, Continued

Postpartum, & Breastfeeding

  • Discuss coping mechanisms to deal with unexpected outcomes
  • Identify resources for breastfeeding support

5:00 pm                      End