FOCEP training has been accepted by DONA International to fulfill the childbirth education prerequisite for your birth doula certification!
This course is very comprehensive and as such, and due to the limited time during classroom settings, independent study is an essential requirement to cover all material. After registration, a packet of material which will include recommended readings will be provided prior to the first session so that participants have an opportunity to get started with the learning process.
Registration in the FOCEP CBE program includes:
Participants have up to one year to complete the program requirements. Certificates are awarded following the completion of all program requirements. The certificate enables the holder to use the FOCEP Curriculum with pregnant women and their families.
~ To acquaint future childbirth educators with strategies designed to encourage completion of basic education and improved literacy skills among clients who currently have low literacy levels.
~ To introduce the learner to the scope of childbirth education and the role of the childbirth educator.
~ To enable participants to facilitate learning among adults who frequently do not seek out structured educational experiences.
~ To provide individuals from a variety of backgrounds with a common knowledge base in pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn, the postpartum period, and parenting.
~ Introduction: History of childbirth education,
~ Adult Education: Characteristics, principles and conditions, teaching styles, literacy
~ Pregnancy: Conception, anatomy and physiology, fetal growth, health components
~ Labor and Birth: Process, physiology, stages and phases, pain theory, coping techniques
~ Postpartum: Anatomical changes, complications, behavior, contraceptives
~ Newborn: Hospital care and procedures, circumcision, characteristics, behavior
~ Breastfeeding: Benefits, techniques, nutrition, formula concerns
~ Ethnocultural: Diversity, communication, expectations
~ Bereavement: Unexpected outcomes, acceptance and stages of grief
~ Community: Resources, Healthy Start, Breastfeeding Coalitions, others
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.
Scheduled FOCEP Trainings
Private Classes now offered.
Susan Toffolon, BA, CCE, CD(DONA)
Click on the "Registration" page for more information and to register. I accept all major credit cards, cash, check, money order, PayPal and will also make payment arrangements with you. Please contact me if you have any concerns about the fee.