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Are you interested in the Childbirth Educator Certification Program, but there isn’t a workshop coming to an area near you? Or, are you required to obtain certification in a short period of time? Then our Online Workshop is the perfect solution!
How to Purchase the Online Workshop
You can choose to purchase the Childbirth Educator Online Workshop when you enroll in the Traditional Pathway. If you have already enrolled in the Traditional Pathway, then email email@example.com or call 919.674.4183 and our office will be happy to assist you.
Certification Overview & Curriculum
The ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator Certification Program verifies that childbirth educators have the necessary education and skills to enable them to facilitate expectant parents’ mental and physical preparation for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenthood. The program promotes the concept of the childbirth educator as an advocate of the natural process of childbirth and the right of the expectant parent to make informed decisions based on knowledge of alternatives. Following is the program curriculum:
Part I – ICEA and Family-centered Maternity Care
Part II – Informed Decision-making and Evidence-based Teaching
Part III – Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
Part IV – Curriculum Development
Part V – Healthy Lifestyles and Reproduction
Part VI – The Labor Process
Part VII – Coping Skills for Labor
Part VIII – Transition and Birth
Part IX – Complications, interventions, and Unexpected Outcomes
Part X – Postpartum and the Newborn Care
The ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator is expected to further a wider understanding of ICEA’s mission and philosophy among health professionals and the public.
For answers to all your certification questions, please visit our FAQ page.