-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:
-Attend 2 day PCE course
This 2 day program will cover pertinent topics such as:
-The role of the doula and the impact of labor support on the birthing process
-The nurse's role vs. the doula's role
-Understanding the components of labor physiology
-Non-pharmacological strategies and comfort measures for the first stage of labor including positioning, birth ball, relaxation techniques, emotional support, aromatherapy,
acupressure and reflexology
-Supporting the labor partner
-Managing back labor
-Managing labor dystocia and giving support in difficult labors
-Supporting the patient with an epidural
-Techniques to enhance labor progress in the first and second stage
-Applying evidence-based labor support practice to second stage
-Dealing with unexpected outcomes
-Setting up a labor support practice
Each program day is 8 hours and includes AM coffee. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
This PCE course is taught by an obstetrical nurse who has had her own successful doula practice, with extensive experience using innovative strategies to assist and support laboring women in many different settings.
Continuing Education Credit
Our faculty is dedicated to quality continuing education for nurses by meeting or exceeding the competencies and program guidelines for perinatal education as determined by AWHONN. This program for 16 hours has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. "Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13154 for 16 contact hours."
Early tuition of $300.00 must be paid in full three weeks prior to the course date. Tuition received after three weeks prior is considered late, and increases to $325.00.
PCE Member price: $280.00.
Please note: Prep course does not include certification exam.
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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:
$290.00 per person (discount only applies when preregistered and prepaid together).
Only one discount can be applied.
Refunds and Cancellations
To receive a refund (does not include non-refundable $75.00 registration fee) cancellation must be received in writing at least three (3) weeks prior to scheduled course date. No exceptions will be made, and credit will not be given toward another program. PCE will accept substitutions for registrants only if the PCE office is notified at least 5 days prior to the course. PCE reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registration or other circumstances beyond our control. A full refund (course tuition only) will be given if such a cancellation does occur.
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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: 215-442-9975
Labor Support Specialist Program-
Hands-On Strategies to Enhance the Birthing Process
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