Being a Registered Nurse Childbirth Educator provides you with a great opportunity to make a difference to many expectant parents. Childbirth Educators have skills, knowledge and confidence to teach childbirth classes in any setting, that enable their clients to make informed choices and achieve the births that they want.
Childbirth Education refers to the process of providing women and their families with informational and psychosocial support to assist in making the transition through the childbearing experience. Childbirth education programs should target all women and families, especially those with special needs: pregnant adolescents, single women, women at risk for physical and psychological complications, women undergoing cesarean birth, women whose first language and culture are not of the dominant group. The primary mission of RNs-Childbirth Educators is to promote, protect and support normal birth. They provide childbirth education programs in a variety of settings including community, hospital, and private practice. Education may be provided to individuals or groups through both formal and informal mechanisms.
Childbirth Educator Duties:
-prepares a woman and her family emotionally, physically, and intellectually for the changes associated with the childbearing proces.
provides information and practice sessions to expectant couples, usually a series of 5-6 week sessions.
-responsible for providing childbirth education to the community