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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: Prepared Childbirth – The…

ICEA Study Guide 10 – Postpartum and Newborn Care

  OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 10 the learner will: ■ list newborn communication skills and sleep/wake patterns. ■ demonstrate the newborn care basic of bathing a newborn. ■ list newborn warning signs that would prompt contacting a care provider. ■ summarize physical maternal postpartum changes. ■ list maternal warning signs that would…

ICEA Study Guide 9 – Complications, Interventions & Unexpected Outcomes

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 9 the learner will: define common diagnostic tests used during pregnancy. list several complications of pregnancy. list possible complications of labor and the interventions, in their community and country of 
practice that may result. list possible fears experienced during the childbearing year. list benefits…

ICEA Study Guide 8 – Transition and Birth

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 8 the learner will: ■ describe the physical and emotional changes of the final phase of first stage – transition. ■ describe the physical changes marking the onset of second stage. ■ suggest positions for comfort in second stage labor. ■ compare and contrast directed and spontaneous pushing…

ICEA Study Guide 7 – Coping Skills for Labor

  OBJECTIVES At the conclusion of Part 7 the learner will: List the three R’s of labor as defined by Penny Simkin. Compare and contrast three support people for labor and birth. List the benefits of relaxation as a life skill and in particular for labor and birth. Teach…

ICEA Study Guide 6 – The Labor Process

 OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 6 the learner will: ■ depict pregnancy and birth as a normal, healthy, continuous process in which the body should be trusted ■ outline four sequential stages of labor ■ describe three measures of physiologic progress in birth ■ share common emotional and physical changes associated with each…

ICEA Study Guide 5 – Reproduction and Healthy Lifestyles

  OBJECTIVES At completion of Part 5 the learner will: ■ outline male and female reproductive cycles with appropriate hormonal changes. ■ list the stages of embryo development. ■ list common changes in sexual activity experienced during the childbearing year. ■ recognize pregnancy as a life-changing event that prompts adults to make healthy…

ICEA Study Guide 4 – Curriculum Development

  OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 4 the learner will: ■ discuss how curriculum should reflect the goals of a client and her family with each trimester. ■ list three phases of a partner’s adaptation to pregnancy and birth that should influence curriculum. ■ list five considerations helpful in designing a…

ICEA Study Guide 3 – Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 3 the learner will: List various generational groups and their characteristics found in a childbirth class. List ways to establish professional rapport. Explain the acronym ADULTS as it relates to how adults learn. Discuss four learning preferences or styles with appropriate learning activities. List…

ICEA Study Guide 2 – Informed Decision-Making and Evidence-Based Teaching

OBJECTIVES At the completion of Part 2 the learner will: ■ define key questions for informed decision-making using the acronym BRAN. ■ compare and contrast two different models of maternity care. ■ list evidence-based resources for evaluating maternity care options. ■ discuss the pros and cons of evidence-based care. ■ evaluate the…