Become a Childbirth Educator

Teach childbirth classes

The ProDoula Childbirth Education Certification allows you to become a childbirth educator while focusing on options, connection, and opportunity.

Birth is not one size fits all. It is unique to those experiencing it. Do they approach birth with fear? With anxiety? With love? With excitement?

As an educator, you will be the source of connection that opens the doors and windows to options and guidance. Attendees will fall in love with you as you paint the picture of what birth is and what birth can be. You will awaken the inner strength of the individuals who take your classes and that will reward you tremendously

For some, birth is a means to an end. But that might be rooted in fear.

Imagine having the ability to reduce that fear and ultimately open the minds of those embarking on the journey. We know that knowledge is power and we know that support is empowering. 

The knowledge you offer and the support that accompanies it will set you apart as the birth educator that lives within you!

Teach: 

Teach Childbirth Education Classes and make a difference!

When attendees show up for a childbirth class they are nervous and anxious but also excited. The person who welcomes them is the expert that they will take comfort in. That person will elevate their excitement and reduce their anxiety. That person will pour into them and validate their ideas and philosophies. That person will teach them to trust their instincts and to believe in themselves.

Is that person you?

Guide:

Provide guidance to expectant parents as they learn all of their birth and parenting options.

With so many decisions to make and more information than a person could possibly sort through in 40 weeks, expectant parents are looking for guidance. An empathetic and compassionate expert who can guide them to what they don’t know they don’t know. Someone who will bring to light the options surrounding birth and who will encourage them to find a path that’s right for them.

Is that person you?

Serve:

Become a trusted servant to expectant parents.

The world wide web is filled with information, details, and opinions about childbirth. But what’s missing is a trusted servant who has equipped themselves with up-to-date, evidence-based information and an understanding of local hospital protocols. Someone who has personally invested in absolute knowledge. Someone who is passionate about serving others as they learn about their choices and make important decisions for themselves and their babies.

Is that person you?

Support:

Become an ongoing birth and parenting support system in your community.

Referrals to community resources are a key component in expectant families getting what they need as they prepare to meet their babies. In each community, there are support systems built every day to accommodate these soon-to-be new parents. Your community needs more people in this role. A committed person they can rely on when families are seeking educational support.

Is that person you? 

ProDoula has designed a childbirth education certification that equips you to teach, guide, serve and support the families in your community as they explore their philosophies and options surrounding birth and parenting.

If you are ready to become the person that your community looks to as the expert, you can begin today.

STEP 1

Simply purchase the ProDoula CBE Exam

The exam is your training! 

The exam guides you to the knowledge you will need as you become a childbirth educator!

The exam covers topics relevant to:

  • Local Resources and Hospital Protocols
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Pregnancy Discomforts
  • Pregnancy Nutrition
  • Fetal Positioning
  • Hormones Associated with Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Comfort Measures for Each Stage
  • Medications and Interventions
  • Informed Consent and Birth Planning
  • Newborn Tests and Procedures
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum Recovery
  • Infant Feeding
  • Adult Learning
  • Potential Classroom Scenarios
  • Vocabulary Terms and Definitions
  • And so much more!

The exam will build your confidence and prepare you to teach and respond to the questions and concerns of your attendees.

STEP 2

Join the ProDoula Facebook community of other professionals working on the exam!

The support and encouragement of others who are ready to become a childbirth educator by doing what you are doing, will inspire you and keep you excited as you learn.

Admins are available to answer your questions!

STEP 3

Submit your exam to be graded!

When you have completed the exam you will submit it to ProDoula for grading. Don’t panic! Your exam will be graded by a compassionate birth worker/educator who will offer explanation and encouragement. 

Feedback will be given to support the grading system and in a situation where additional work is needed, a ProDoula team member will guide you every step of the way.

Become a childbirth educator! Work hard, enjoy the process and take as much time as you need to complete this certification!

Teaching Options

The How, When & Why CBE Teaching Curriculum

This teaching curriculum is a comprehensive evidence-based curriculum that you can call your own! You are welcome to edit it to what you feel is best for your classes and for the expectant parents who will attend them. 

You have the option to purchase this teaching curriculum before, during or after you complete your CBE Exam. When you purchase this teaching curriculum you can brand it with your business’s logo and colors.

You are not obligated to purchase this curriculum. You are welcome to teach what you feel is best for your attendees! You can write your own curriculum if you like. This curriculum is intended to simplify the process for you. 

Whether you are brand new to birth work OR you are ready to add to your existing birth business, the options, connections and opportunities are waiting to greet you!