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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 –[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]