NEW FOCEP TRAINING SCHEDULED! OCT 24 - DEC 12, 2014. SEE REGISTRATION PAGE FOR DETAILS!
FOCEP training has been accepted by DONA International to fulfill the childbirth education prerequisite for your birth doula certification!
Whether you are looking for a childbirth class to prepare for your birth or you want to participate in a training to become a childbirth educator, you've come to the right place!
Become a Certified Childbirth Educator!
This 48-hour didactic training is the first step toward becoming a certified outreach childbirth educator through the State of Florida and the FOCEP program.
Warmth & understanding are the key ingredients for the individual who would serve the educationally disadvantaged, the poor, the young and minorities, and provide them with maternal health education, coping skills, and parenting education.
If you are interested in maternal and child health and pregnancy outcome, you might want to consider this training. It is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community.
Candidates to become a FOCEP certified Childbirth Educators come from a variety of backgrounds: social work, nursing, psychology, education, doulas, midwifery and others. Ideal candidates for FOCEP certification should have an interest in providing education. A minimum of a high school diploma is required. Learn to teach parents about pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum care, breastfeeding and baby care.
FOCEP training is a comprehensive, low-cost alternative certification that allows graduates to teach childbirth education in the State of Florida. FOCEP certification can be used as a step towards seeking an international certification in childbirth education
NOTE: If you would like to attend a training or host a training in your area, contact Susan at 904.923.3548 or email her from the "Contact " page.
Benefits of Taking a Childbirth Class
A childbirth class can provide you with a great forum to ask lots of questions and can help you make informed decisions about key issues surrounding your baby's birth. Moms may attend by themselves or bring labor partner(s) with them.
A good childbirth class with prepare you for labor, and expand your personal philosophy of birth. It will lesson your fears and build your confidence in yourself and your body.
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