The B.A.B.E. Course - April 27, 2012 (3 days)
Nashville, TN
$600 - Register Offline (mail payment)
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Childbirth Education Training and Certification Workshop

The B.A.B.E. Course Requirements:
  • Complete required reading with written reports
  • Attend the three-day certification course
  • Complete a 5-minute teaching presentation
  • Successfully complete a curriculum guide outline
  • Pass the certification exam

The B.A.B.E. Course Eligibility Requirements (one of the following):

  • A registered nurse with a current license
  • A graduate of an institution of higher education who has been awarded a degree in a health related field
  • A person who, by experience, meets the requirements as determined on an individual review basis by our Registration Committee

Required Readings:
Read three books from book list. For each book write a 1 to 1½ page report:

  • About how the ideas and philosophy discussed in this book compare with your own OR
  • Explain how the information discovered in this book will enlighten or provide motivation for you class.

Suggested Book List

  • Birth Partner by P. Simkin.
  • Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth by S. Kitzinger.
  • The Doula Book by Klaus, Klaus, Kennell.
  • Mind Over Labor by C. Jones
  • No More Morning Sickness M. Erick.
  • Pregnancy Chilbirth and The Newborn Yhe Complete Guide by  Simkin/Whalley/Keppler
  • Surviving Teen Pregnancy by S. Arther.
  • The Thinking Woman's Guide To A Better Birth by H. Goer
  • The Ultimate Breastfeeding Book of Answers by J. Newman 
  • When Survivors Give Birth by  Simkin/Klaus
  • Any current book on childbirth education.