Childbirth Educator Program
STar of the Sea General Info
Information about Program:
Nutrition, Exercise, Stages of Labor and Progress, Choosing Care Provider, Pain in Labor, Comfort Measures, Options for Labor such as inductions, medicated birth, etc. , Labor Challenges (Problems, C-Section, VBAC) , Postpartum Phase -- several modules to work through.
The B.L.O.O.M.(Bettering Lives of Outstanding Moms) modules basically match and add to the modules above.
Note: B.L.O.O.M. sections are required to pass the course. There is an option to opt-out of the postpartum B.L.O.O.M., but we incorporate alot of the books together.
STar of the Sea Book List One -- Main Books
Book List for Main Program includes:
The Christian Childbirth Handbook by Jennifer V. (Also the Workbook is used -- see B.L.O.O.M. books below).
Present Like a Pro (Working with group communication)
The Doula Advantage (Review of role of doula)
Natural Pregnancy by Aviva Romm (required book)
"How to Write a Lesson Plan" Kindle E-Book off of Amazon.com
Imitating Mary Book (now optional to purchase) Meditations on Marian life will still be included.
A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy by Sarah Reinhard (New Book addition) More books next column below!
STar of the Sea Second Book List--B.L.O.O.M.
B.L.O.O.M. Books needed include the following:
The Christian Childbirth Workbook by Jennifer V. (This one might be used in main module some--we recommend buying early)
Breastfeeding Made Simple: 7 Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers
Creating a Joyful Birth Experience (Journaling Exercises)
Creating postpartum Wellness by Laura Rude, CHt (this one you need pretty quickly module 2--the others below could wait).
*Community Support for New Families by Jane Honikman (will use in later modules of BLOOM)
*I'm Listening: A Guide to Supporting Postpartum Families by Jane Honikman (Available as Kindle book)
*If your budget is tight -- you may purchase later on in the coursework. (**Current students may grandfather out if so desired as these are new books--if so they will only certify as Pregnancy B.L.O.O.M.)
Childbirth Educator General Information (please also see above in pink/purple area).
Curriculum Content Includes:
Childbirth Educator Books Required for the Course
Main Books List: