Category Archives: Childbirth International

Stay Tuned…

Deciding to homeschool the kids again and having health issues most of the year so far has definitely put a damper on my studying.

I have a newfound excitement and purpose, though!

I talked with a  sweet friend about not being sure how to teach classes since we live in the middle of nowhere and she reminded me that I have a community here that could really benefit from my services!

Then today I talked with a friend in town, and I’m super excited about some possibilities with her.  We are having a FaceTime meeting tomorrow to talk about some of the details!

I’ll let you know what ends up happening with that, when I can!  It would be late spring/summer before anything can happen, but that gives me plenty of time to study super well and become certified!  It also gives me more desire and motivation to go ahead and have some deadlines.  I have been working on it off and on for a long time.  It’s time to get it completed!

I have been talking to my trainer through Childbirth International this week and she is helping me work out the details of my training.  I am planning to also pursue certification as a Postpartum Doula in addition to the CBD cert.  I’m not sure when I will do that cert, but it’s actually not legally necessary to be certified.  I will be learning a lot about postpartum through my CBE training.

Something cool from the Childbirth International Website that I read today:

“Childbirth International Training is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

ANCC accreditation is a recognition of course and teaching excellence. Through the accreditation process, the ANCC examines a number of areas, including:

  • Structural Capacity: Demonstration of commitment, accountability, and leadership
  • Educational Design Process: Assessment of learning needs, planning, design principles, and evaluation
  • Quality Outcomes: Evaluation of the effectiveness of outcomes, and the value/benefit to professional development”

I’m also going to be reading lots of books and observing some classes.  I’m in the process of figuring out how to do observe classes since I live in the middle of nowhere.  I need to start doing some research on that soon!  I will probably have to drive in to San Antonio.  Luckily I only have to observe 6 hours.

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