Independent Study Labor Doula
-working with laboring women
-interested in becoming a specialist in labor support and learning strategies to improve labor progress and enhance the birthing process
-who teaches childbirth education
-preparing to become a Certified Labor Doula (CD)
Course Requirements to receive CE credit:
-must complete required readings in the books provided, "The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions, 4th Edition" by P. Simkin, "The Nurturing Touch at Birth" by P. Perez, and "The Doula Business Guide: Creating a Successful MotherBaby Business" by P. Brennan
-must view the DVDs provided
-must complete study modules within 6 months of receiving them
PCE supplies PCE program manual, books, DVDs and study modules.
This program covers relevant topics such as:
-The role of the doula and the impact on the birth experience
-The nurse's role vs. the doula's role
-Non-pharmological pain management
-Dealing with labor dystocia, epidurals and difficult labors
-Labor support of the second stage
-Dealing with unexpected outcomes
-Setting up a labor support practices
Continuing Education Credits
Successful candidates receive 18 contact hours. "Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13154 for 18 contact hours."
The independent study prep course is $325.00 which includes program book, textbooks, DVDs and study modules.
PCE Member Price: $305.00.
Please note: Prep course does not include certification exam.
Certification exams can be arranged to be taken in your area: call 888-344-9972 for details.
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Certification Examination information and fees.
A $50.00 discount will be given when one person signs up for two
prep courses at the same time.
3 or more people registered for same course:
$315.00 per person (discount only applies when preregistered and prepaid together).
Only one discount can be applied.
No refund issued after course material sent.
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a registration form to register by mail.
Mail completed registration form to:
Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc., 219 Central Avenue, Hatboro,
To register by phone, Call: 888-344-9972
Fax registration form to: 267-966-1206
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