CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educators
Are you passionate about working with babies and pregnant women? Well, if family-centred maternity care attracts you, then our Childbirth Educator Certification program with CAPPA is the best for you. Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA) will provide you with all the knowledge required to become a Childbirth Educator. Our mission is to equip you with excellent skills to facilitate expectant parents physically and mentally for all their upcoming milestones from pregnancy, labour and birth, and postpartum.
Why childbirth education, you may ask?
Because good prenatal education sets the stage for successful early parenting, which is the most important period in a child’s life.
Harvard’s Centre On the Developing Child stated that:
“healthy development in the early years (particularly birth to three) provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.”
So, the first three years of life are the most impactful in a child’s life. Giving birth is an unforgettable experience and an important life transition. Positive experience in childbirth presents a unique and powerful opportunity for early healthy attachment between parents and newborns.
Our goal is to offer you this amazing expert-level training so you can support new parents for their life transition.
This Childbirth Educators training fulfills part of the certification process to become a CCCE (CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator). A respected credential recognized in North America enables you to teach childbirth classes in Canada and the US.
Who is this training suitable for?
In general, the training is suitable for you to…
Follow your passion
You have a passion for promoting maternal health and the well-being of newborns. You love working with pregnant individuals and newborns. You want to help families explore their birth values, understand the birth process, and choose the best birth options. Your job is to offer expecting families non-biased perinatal information and guide them toward a satisfying birth experience that they will remember for life. Also, you help set the stage for secure attachment and healthy child development. This training is a great stepping stone to put your passion into practice!
Be your own boss
One of the major benefits of being a childbirth educator is that you can run your own business and enjoy your autonomy and freedom. Some of you who struggle to balance career and family life will enjoy the flexibility of this newfound career. So, if you have always dreamed of “being your own boss,” you are taking one step closer to your dream!
Discover a second career
Also, our CCCE training program is intended for health care professionals looking for a second career. Professionals such as doulas, lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, chiropractors, and childbirth educators from DONA will be eligible for the accelerated program. In other words, you get to finish the program one year faster than the Traditional Stream. You can build on your background knowledge and have the option to expand your services to your existing customers or switch to childbirth education altogether. The choice is yours!
Utilize your health care knowledge from abroad
Internationally trained health care workers, for example, doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, and acupuncturists, are all welcome to this training. We would love to see you bring your expertise to the childbirth field. You will be a great asset to this new profession. We welcome trainees from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Your ability to speak a different language will also be valuable to serve the multi-cultural communities. You may also be eligible for our accelerated program. Please find out more about the accelerated program from the CAPPA website here or contact us. We will be more than happy to discuss further.
Cultivate your staff potential
Community organizations that are looking to build the professional capacity of your staff. Especially if you lack educators to serve your prenatal clients, you will find it more convenient to have your own childbirth educators on-site. Once you have your own CCCE staff, you will be able to run prenatal classes and continue to support pregnant women in your community. Consider this as a valuable professional development opportunity for your staff to build new skills and competencies. Professional development strategies will help staff retention for your organization.
Forbes stated that:
“According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, a whopping 93% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers.”
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m Possible!” Audrey Hepburn
You can contribute to the birthing communities in many different ways. Not only expecting parents need your guidance to maximize their mental and physical health, but newborns can also benefit from developing a secure attachment right from the start!
Caring for Kids, Canadian Pediatric Society, stated Attachment is a connection for life.
“Secure or healthy attachment is the foundation that lets your child explore the world and have a safe place to come back to…Attachment is essential to long-term emotional health…it also helps your child learn how to trust other people, so it’s an important part of developing healthy relationships later in life.”