Childbirth Educator Spring 2017

I will be certified in Spring 2017 so check back 🙂

Below are my study guides for ICEA (International Childbirth Educator Association) if anyone else is preparing to be a childbirth educator, which took me more than a year to compile.

The following books were used to compile:

  1. Prepared Childbirth – The Educator’s Guide, by Amis & Green (2015)
    • This is a great instructor tool for those wanting to be a childbirth educator in their community
  2. Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley, Keppler, Durham, & Bolding (2010)
    • The ICEA study guides seem to follow the format of this book
  3. Maternity & Women’s Health Care, by Lowdermilk, Perry, Cashion, & Alden (2015)
    • This 900 pg textbook has detailed info on caring for women during pregnancy, labor, childbirth and postpartum.  More directed to healthcare professionals and not as easily read as the preceding two.
  4. The Labor Progress Handbook: Early Interventions to Prevent and Treat Dystocia, by Simkin & Ancheta (2011)
    • More for childbirth professional rather than parent (technical)
  5. Evidence and Skills for Normal Labour and Birth: A Guide for Midwives, by Walsh (2012)
    • More for professional rather than parent
  6. Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding – by Smith (2010)
    • Collection of research of birthing practices on breastfeeding; more for professional rather than parents
  7. Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety, by Bennett (2015)
    • All those involved in birth process (including moms) should be armed with information on postpartum depression a

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