What to Expect When Teaching a GentleBirth Class
Not only will you learn standard evidence based CBE content taught in traditional classes you'll also teach our fascinating sport psychology and mindset module that effectively engages birth partners. You'll also provide parents with a basic foundation in brain science, mindful meditation, and hypnobirthing.
Combine all of this while also supporting birth partners to develop their facilitation skills, and hands on comfort measures so they can confidently provide meaningful birth support to their partner.
On enrollment you will be assigned to 4 additional courses as part of your certification:
- Mindfulness for Birth Professionals
- Hypnosis for Birth
- The Workshop Experience
- GentleBirth Business Training
- Accessing Academic Papers (8:35)
- Critically Appraising Research (19:52)
- GentleBirth Research
- Pain Neuroscience Education to Support Birth: A Feasibility Study
- Australian research on unique antenatal class format
- Nonpharmacologic Approaches for Pain Management During Labor Compared with Usual Care: A Meta-Analysis
- Health Belief Model (11:49)
- Physiological Adaptations of Pregnancy (4:56)
- What Matters to Women Around the World (6:08)
- Birth as a Peak Experience (2:29)
- Self Efficacy
- The Psychology of Risk Perception
- Shared Decision Making
- Emotional Changes of Pregnancy (4:26)
- Hormones of Pregnancy (10:14)
- Models of Care (4:30)
- Multiples (4:09)
- Be Inspired!
- The Female Pelvis (6:02)
- The Fetal Skull (1:55)
- The Pelvis in Labor (2:04)
- Initiation of Labor (3:54)
- Cardinal Signs of Labor (2:29)
- Birth Hormones (8:45)
- Understanding Oxytocin (19:34)
- The Dark Side of Oxytocin
- Normal Birth - Why is it so Difficult for so Many? (28:31)
- Midwifery Guidelines for OP Presentation
- Hormonal Physiology of Birth - Sarah Buckely - Exec Summary
- Hormonal Physiology of Childbirth - Full Report
- 3rd Stage of Labor (9:50)
- Dr Rachel Reed Explores the 3rd Stage of Labor
- One Birth at a Time - Documentary (12:51)
- The Psychological Experience of Physiological Birth
- Pain and the Brain (59:17)
- A Hammer in the Neck
- Physiologic Basis of Pain in Labour and Delivery: 2018 Guideline
- The Meaning of Labor Pain
- The 'Switch' Cue
- Labor Activities (3:17)
- Positions in Labor (5:01)
- Sterile Water Injections (2:02)
- Sterile Water Injections for Back Labor (22:21)
- Water Immersion for Labor (4:21)
- Reflexology for Labor (5:01)
- Essential Oil Use in Labor (7:24)
- TENS Unit for Labor and More (4:16)
- Music and Pain Perception (3:25)
- Active Management of Labor (5:56)
- Dilation Patterns - New WHO Recommendations
- Vaginal Exams in Labor (5:35)
- Assessing Labor Progress (6:16)
- Fetal Heart Monitoring in Labor (9:49)
- Fetal Heart Monitoring in Labor - Assessment
- New ACOG Recommendations for Care in Labor
- Pitocin/Syntocinon (5:29)
- Eating and Drinking in Labor (3:13)
- Coached Pushing (Valsalva) (2:23)
- Perineal Injury & Preventative Measures (25:52)
- Optimal Cord Clamping (10:17)
- 3rd Stage of Labor
- Birth Plans and Preferences (3:09)
- Introduction to Breech (2:28)
- Upright Breech Birth - Facilitated by Dr Frank Louwen (2:06)
- A Breech in the System (43:38)
- ECV in Practice (2:52)
- Moxibustion for Breech (1:49)
- Breech Birth - From a Dad's Perspective
- Planned Breech Birth - First Time Mom
- Tina's Second Planned Breech Birth
- Interview with Dr Rixa Freeze - Breech Birth Expert (50:00)
- Breech Birth - What's The Evidence?
Are there any additional costs to complete my certification?
No - the fees include all of your training and certification process.
How long do I have to complete my certification.
As of Jan 1 2020 learners have 6 months to complete the full certification.
Once I have completed my certification will I still have access to the training materials?
After certification new Educators have 3 months access to all areas of their training to review the content.
Who sets the prices for classes?
Our Educators set their own pricing. We recommend offering classes in a similar price range to other specialist prenatal classes such as Hypnobirthing/Hypnobabies.
I have a young family and can't commit to teaching weekday evenings - what other options are available to me?
One of the many advantages to teaching GentleBirth is it’s flexibility for Educators. Over the years I’ve taught both 5 week classes and my weekend workshops with no difference in birth outcomes. Parents who preferred an intensive weekend workshop were able to find a structure that worked for their lifestyle and those who wanted weekly classes had other options. As you'll find - the work the parents do after the class is just as important as the class itself. We want you to be successful and we know how difficult it can be to find balance between family/birth work. Most of our Instructors teach the weekend workshop or 1 day blended learning option. Weekly classes are always an option if that suits you and your client.
Can I teach private classes instead of groups?
Yes. Many of our Educators start out teaching private classes and grow their classes as their confidence grows.
Are there any additional certification renewal fees?
Currently there are no renewal fees for 2020. GentleBirth reserves the right to revisit recertification fees/process in 2021.
Do I have to design my own materials to deliver my classes?
No - we want our Educators to hit the ground running and focus on delivering quality classes instead of worrying about designing PowerPoint slides. GentleBirth provides Educators with a professionally designed, inclusive Prezi presentation with videos embedded.
After I certify do I have to create my own marketing materials?
You can but the GentleBirth team has already created a selection of posters, postcards and brochures that you have immediate access to upon certification.
I have more questions who can I speak to?
Great! You can email [email protected] and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.