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Printed Materials and Books

I’m super excited.  Today I received the printed materials for my course (through Childbirth International).  I didn’t buy one for the first module or last module because the first one I have already completed and feel good about just skimming online.  The last module is pretty short and is mostly self-reflective activities.  The two books that I bought were the ones I knew I’d do lots of writing and highlighting in.  I have completed the physiology module as well, but I feel it is important to re-study that since it has been a while.

Also, I only had to buy them because I threw away the old ones a long time ago when we moved (I thought I wouldn’t ever have the opportunity to be a childbirth educator where we live).  I hate that I did that AND I got rid of a ton of brand new books.  But I guess it is what it is.

I also ordered many books from Thriftbooks that I will be getting in next week.

These are either books that I will use for reference, will read through, or have read before and feel they are worth having again.


I can’t wait to receive these so I can get started!  I have so many books that I want to read, now, that I don’t even know where to start!  I will say that most of these books aren’t on the required reading list so they will have to wait.  But I am excited to have them.

I got all of these for about $4 each on average.  I love Thriftbooks!  They are usually pretty used but it’s worth it for the reduced cost.

New Year, New Website, New Business

Until today, I had been just using an old website in my name as my business website.  Today I decided that it was time to invest in myself and my future business, so that’s what I did.  What you see here is my current website that will continue to receive facelifts over time.  For now, it’s pretty simple.  But you will not see ads (ugh they annoy me so much!), and it should be easy to find my website.

I also decided to purchase printed materials through Childbirth International instead of just doing it all online, and I purchased 4 new books about pregnancy and childbirth through Thriftbooks (the books are always like $4 each!).

Over time I will be purchasing more and more books and I will also eventually be buying materials to teach the class.  I’m hoping to start my business by the fall, but we will see!  I have decided to go backwards on my class a bit to re-study and refresh because I feel it is important to make sure I have all of the best information to share with my clients.

I have created a schedule so that I hope to finish re-reading the communication module by the end of January, physiology in February, and begin the teaching module in March.  We will see what happens!  I do need to observe a class which might be difficult to do living way out here!  I will make it work however I can!

Stay tuned for much more in the days to come!