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2. Observe two births

observe birth

New instructors need to observe at least two births. To document this step you complete a simple form with the date, name of parent(s), and brief details.

How to find births to observe

– Attend a childbirth class and ask if you can make an announcement to the class that you would offer support to a couple for their birth

– Ask friends or family members

– Shadow a doula, labor nurse, or midwife on duty

– Go to a mom’s support group like La Leche League and ask for volunteers

– Ask people you know well to ask their friends or family members

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