3. Observe a Childbirth Class

Contact a childbirth educator in your area and ask if you can observe classes. Try to observe at least 3 classes. Finding a childbirth class – Call your local hospital and ask if you can observe class or pay to attend a class – Ask doulas in your area if they know of classes – … Read more3. Observe a Childbirth Class

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 … Read more12. Career Pathways for Childbirth Educators

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 … Read more9. Breastfeeding

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 … Read more8. Childbirth Medications and Interventions

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 … Read more7. Complications in Childbirth

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 … Read more6. Coping Relaxation Skills for Childbirth

4. Understanding Labor and Giving Birth

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 history and evidence for due dates List the physical and emotional changes as labor begins State the four main hormones in labor … Read more4. Understanding Labor and Giving Birth

3. Pregnancy Health and Nutrition

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 the process of conception List physical and emotional changes of pregnancy Discuss the hormonal changes as pregnancy begins Study: Book – Pregnancy, Childbirth, … Read more3. Pregnancy Health and Nutrition