Course Description

Becoming a childbirth educator is an extremely rewarding career for those who desire to educate pregnant people about birth processes and their choices. Childbirth Educators are responsible for providing evidence based information and teaching in a non-biased manner. This course will focus on curriculum development, teaching strategies and effective communication.   

Childbirth Educator Certification

Our training partner, Childbirth Concierge, will supply you with the requirements and forms needed for certification through CCI. Upon completion of the approved training program, including the certification requirements (internship hours, reading list, project, and more), you can apply for CCI Childbirth Educator Certification here.

Kathy Bradley, IBCLC, CCE, CD

and the Childbirth Concierge Team

Spanning a 30 year career in the maternal health field, Kathy is the visionary and owner of Childbirth Concierge. The Childbirth Concierge team of instructors brings vast experience to the classroom. Education is focused on strongly supporting women no matter how they choose to birth or feed their babies. As a mother of 5, Kathy understands the challenges families face preparing for birth and caring for their newborns. A born educator, she is in her element teaching new parents and health professionals. She worked 14 years in Maternal Health at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the importance of evidence-based teaching to today’s expectant parents

  • Identify the role of the childbirth educator to the expectant families, the professional community and the lay community as a whole

  • Define the types of learners, their needs and the factors affecting learners’ ability to retain information ~ include preferred methods of learning for today’s expectant parents

  • Explain the Group Process and how childbirth educators can successfully apply it to their classes

  • List applicable teaching strategies with generational differences for childbirth classes

  • Identify strategies for teaching nutritional needs of the pregnant person

  • Explain methods for teaching proper body mechanics and exercise for the pregnant person

  • Discuss the signs of pre-labor and warnings signs of pregnancy, the stages and phases of labor

  • Explore the Gate Control Theory and the Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle and their impact on teaching

  • List various comfort measures for labor and birth and describe their benefit

  • Define techniques for breathing through labor and why they may be beneficial

  • Explain the benefits of social support for the expectant family

  • Describe basic teaching techniques with respect to the various classes and audiences

  • Explain the causes of pain in childbirth and the how pain is viewed by expectant parents and the healthcare team

  • Identify personal biases and create a risk-benefit teaching approach

  • Identify verbal/non-verbal triggers, personal biases and their impact on creating a risk-benefit teaching approach

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This program will give you the tools to impart evidence-based information to families and prepare them for pregnancy, labor and birth, and postpartum