PDCBE – The Fastest Growing ProDoula Program

Posted on: February 26, 2016 | Doula Training, Labor & Birth

A few weeks before the idea of the PDCBE Program was born I had a conversation with Randy Patterson and she said two things to me that resonated deeply as a certified educator with another program.

“The best part of childbirth education classes is the educator and the educator knows their students and community best.”

“For modern families, Google has replaced childbirth education classes, and traditional childbirth education methods have not grown with the changing needs of their students.”

What I heard was what I have been seeing in the childbirth education world for the past 11 years.

Traditional childbirth education classes are becoming outpaced by technology and the modern expectant family simply doesn’t have time for classes that span many weeks.

Those who choose to invest in childbirth education classes are choosing methods and educators that teach programs tailored to the student.

Thankful that I’d already found a program that allowed me to write and teach my own curriculum I was excited to see what ProDoula had to offer.  I wasn’t disappointed.

Over the span of a few months and with many long hours put into every little detail, the PDCBE Program was born.

This program far surpasses any childbirth educator exam I’ve ever experienced.

As an experienced educator, this exam is more comprehensive and in-depth than any other childbirth education instructor program I’ve ever taken or evaluated!

The cost associated with becoming a ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator is only $275!

The cost associated with becoming a ProDoula member and a Certified Childbirth Educator is only $350!

The cost for the ProDoula How, When & Why Teaching Curriculum, which you do NOT have to be certified to purchase is only $320!

The topics covered in the exam include:

·      Local Birthing Resources

·      Routine Prenatal Testing

·      Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

·      Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care

·      Nutrition

·      Weight Gain

·      Exercise

·      Anatomy

·      Fetal Position During Pregnancy and Labor

·      Red Flags in Pregnancy

·      Hormones of Labor

·      Stages of Labor

·      Medications and Interventions

·      Doula Care

·      Informed Consent

·      Birth Planning

·      Perineal Massage

·      Cesarean

·      Placenta Encapsulation

·      Newborn Tests & Procedures

·      Newborn Care

·      Postpartum Recovery

·      Postpartum Mood Disorders

·      Breastfeeding

·      Adult Learning

·      Classroom Scenarios

·      Study Summaries

·      Vocabulary of Pregnancy, Birth & the Postpartum Period

The exam itself utilizes many methods to evaluate the educator:

·      Short Answer Questions

·      Creation of Classroom Handouts

·      Short Essay Questions

·      Literature Reviews

·      Classroom Scenario Responses

·      True or False Questions

·      Video Response Questions

·      Multiple Choice Questions

·      Anatomy Identification

·      Definition of Vocabulary

As birth professionals we invest a lot of time and money into creating our business’s brand and we shouldn’t have to compromise our brand when it comes to our childbirth education classes.  We spend hours developing, teaching, and refining our classes and we should be able to brand them as our own.

As a ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator, you teach the content that best suits your brand and your student’s needs.

ProDoula has also released “The How, When and Why” Childbirth Education Curriculum that will allow educators to purchase evidence-based content that is organized in a fun to teach, easy to digest manner, AND can be called YOUR OWN!

I am proud to wear the initials PDCCE and look forward to helping welcome ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educators to the ProDoula family! ~Angela Horn