Comprehensive | Unbiased | Customizable
Are you looking for a Childbirth Education Certification that is truly unbiased, offers a full curriculum and also leaves room for you as an experienced childbirth professional to bring your unique personality, perspective and expertise to the material? This complete, all-in-one curriculum offers a unique perspective on childbirth preparation and can be expanded and customized as you see fit to best meet the needs of your clients and community.
Bringing a child into a family is a big step for a person. It comes with excitement, anxiety, happiness, and fears. You can establish yourself as a resource for those approaching this life milestone. Ease fears and anxiety with education and information so those moms-to-be are focused on the positive emotions.
Your Birth Experience is more than a childbirth preparation curriculum. It is a system for success for you and your clients! Flourishing Families understands that HOW people learn is just as important as WHAT they learn and there is no right or wrong in childbirth. Flourishing Families combines up-to-date information with sound teaching techniques so you walk away informed and equipped to help your clients become their own birth advocates.
Research studies suggest that visualization and artistic processes can help people tap into their inner desires for the future and even achieve positive outcomes. These activities actually affect the physiological processes by decreasing stress and blood pressure, and improving confidence and mood. In this section of the YBE class, you will envision your ideal birth experience, create a personal birth vision statement, explore your personality traits and how they impact your needs, and gain insights about your unique medical decision-making processes. Parents and partners often find they are able to open new lines of communication that impact not only childbirth, but parenting and relationships as well.
By understanding the physiology and hormonal aspects of Normal Birth, parents know what to expect and how to prepare. While every birth is different, there are milestones and guidelines that help you know where you are in the journey. This helps you better understand when to trust the process and when to ask for help. In YBE we understand that some people want to know a little and others want to know a lot, so our curriculum provides the essentials as well as resources for you expand your knowledge further.
While Flourishing Families doesn't focus on one right method or philosophy, we do help parents prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for the childbirth experience. In this section of the Parent Class, you will learn about the 5 Steps to a Better Birth:
You will also gain tips for packing your hospital bag, ways partners can assist, comfort measures for labor and birth including positioning and pain management, and explore relaxation techniques such as mindfulness, breathing, guided imagery, as well as your own personal resources to develop your personal birthing style.
Navigating the endless amount of information about childbirth and medical options can be overwhelming. Parents often find it challenging and cumbersome to weed through books, online medical journals and personal blogs to locate the information most relevant to them. Your Birth Experience has collected the essential evidenced-based information about childbirth interventions, parenting rights and personal preferences into this 42 page chapter. This interactive chapter of the Parent Guide is written in every day language, and includes "What it Is, What You Need to Know, and What Your Choices Are" for each intervention so you can select your preferences, and take notes to help you ask questions of your doula and healthcare provider. These choices will help you write a birth plan and also understand what's happening in the moment so you can make informed decisions during the birth if plans need to change in the moment.
Writing a birth plan is less about the plan itself and more about planning for the birth. The actual birth plan isn't a magic potion; it's a tool for communication with your partner, family and care provider. In this section of the Parent Guide and class, you will build upon insights from the Envisioning Your Birth chapter and learn valuable communication skills to collaborate with your trusted care provider about your birth experience. Many parents find as much satisfaction in the amount of control they have as an active participant in the decision-making process of birth as they do in the mode of delivery and overall outcome. You can and should be an integral part of the birthing team and will be equipped to voice your desires and concerns with confidence.
physiological processes by decreasing stress and blood pressure, and improving confidence and mood. In this section of the YBE class, you will envision your ideal birth experience, create a personal birth vision statement, explore your personality traits and how they impact your needs, and gain insights about your unique medical decision-making processes. Parents and partners often find they are able to open new lines of communication that impact not only childbirth, but parenting and relationships as well.
Training and certification programs related to pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, newborn care, doula, mental health in the childbearing year, sexual health in the childbearing year, etc. Anything recognized by major doula, childbirth education or nursing programs are also accepted by FF. Pre-approved training programs are listed in certification packet provided to FF students.
Reading books associated with pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, newborn care, doula, mental health in the childbearing year, sexual health in the childbearing year, etc. may account for up to 8 of your CEUs, for 2 units per book.
Through careful preparation, we have provided all of the necessary tools, classes, and experiences online. You can even do a class observation through our course! It is self-paced to fit around your current life and provides support through a Facebook group as you take the class and start your journey as an educator!Start Your Educator Journey!
Cost: $349 | Books not included