Becoming a child birth educator!

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raingirl28's picture
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Becoming a child birth educator!

I've decided that I'm going to find training for and become a Natural Childbirth Educator. I found a course where you self train at first and do an exam. Then you find someone to shadow who has the certification and you do a certain number of hours shadowing and teaching with them. They evaluate you and give you a mark and then you get your certification if you pass.

It seems to be the best training track out there that I could find, or at least a start. There are other ones I could do as well like Hypnobirthing or the Bradley Method, etc. But I just want basics to start.

My hopes are that eventually I can offer to teach the courses through my cities continuing education system. You can apply to teach anything through them, they arrange to take all the payments and arrange for the location, you just teach and they pay you.

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Oh that's awesome! Sounds fun! I would love to do something like that. Sometimes I daydream about quitting my job and becoming a doula. Can't afford it though and running to births in the middle of the night all over the city sounds tough, but I love babies/birth that much. I guess it would help if I actually had a natural birth first though. My doula had both epidural and natural and was great on making me feel not as disappointed in myself for taking the epi after 17 hours of labor and pitocin.

Good luck! Have fun!

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sounds like a wonderful idea! KUP on how it's going!