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Childbirth Education for the Birth Professional

All of our Birth Doula Training workshops begin with a childbirth education class designed specifically for the Birth Professional. Depending on whether you choose our 3-day or 5-day workshop, you will get the same foundational education to begin your doula training.

During this class participants gain a thorough knowledge of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, and deepen and broaden their perspective of birth. Attendance satisfies DONA International’s childbirth education certification requirement.

Please note: For the 3-day Accelerated workshops the CBE class is often referred to as the “Introduction to Childbirth class.”

Course Outline:

  • The Conscious Baby
  • Understanding Pregnancy – Anatomy, Physiology & the Emotional Experience 
  • The Labor Process
  • Giving Birth – What is it really like?
  • Medical Pain Management & Possible Interventions
  • Complications during Late Pregnancy, Labor & Birth
  • Hospital Birth – Routines & Protocols
  • Home Birth – Is it safe? Supporting HB families. Hospital transfers.
  • Characteristics of the Newborn Baby
  • Postpartum Needs: Mother, Baby, Family