Certified Birth Educator
Certified Birth Educator
Tamara Kankowski is now a Childbirth Educator, Dip CBEd! Tamara has been working for the last year towards her certification in Childbirth Education. Becoming certified has required a lot of reading in addition to class hours. Part of the class hours included observing another childbirth educator teach a 12 hour childbirth class to expectant parents.
In addition to reading and observing, Tamara had to plan out her childbirth classes that she wanted to teach. Tamara spent months planning out childbirth classes with lesson plans and activities to develop an interactive class for parents that would be educational and entertaining. In order to finalize her certification, Tamara had to teach a 6 hour class to parents.
Tamara not only taught a 6 hour class (spread out over 3 weeks), but taught two other classes as well and spent time with over 15 couples developing her childbirth classes.
According to Nicole from Cincinnati:
"We are much more confident about the birthing process after attending her class. We highly recommend her!"
What is included in a childbirth class?
If you are thinking about taking a childbirth class, look no further than the options available through Stork Helpers. All classes are conveniently taught in Mason, Ohio and are designed to fit a variety of schedules. Depending on the class you choose, topics covered include:
- Pregnancy complications
- Preparing siblings
- How your body prepares for labor
- The four stages of labor
- Creating your birth preferences
- Relaxation techniques for labor
- Natural and medicated pain management
- Laboring positions (there is more than one!)
- Delivery methods
- Newborn hospital care
- Breast/bottle feeding
- Postpartum life
Currently four classes offered year round to expectant parents include:
A complete childbirth class that covers everything from what your trimesters look like to labor, delivery and postpartum to putting a diaper on your new baby. This six hour childbirth series is taught over three weeks meeting for two hours each night. Each Mama will be given a childbirth manual that is yours to keep.
A unique class opportunity for those that want to take a Childbirth Class, but don’t have the time to be able to take a full class. Date night is taught on Friday evenings and includes a pizza dinner to make the night compete. Date Night covers many of the same topics as the full class, but at a much faster pace as its done in three hours. Each Mama will be given a childbirth manual that is yours to keep.
A unique class opportunity for those that want to take a Childbirth Class, but don’t have the time to be able to take a full class. Birth & Bagels is taught on Saturday mornings and includes bagels to make your morning complete. Birth & Bagels covers many of the same topics as the full class, but at a much faster pace as its done in three hours. Each Mama will be given a childbirth manual that is yours to keep.
Designed to be a refresher class for those who have already had a baby and yet also perfect for first time parents. This two hour class is scheduled once to twice per month and taught in Mason, Ohio. The focus of this class is about different techniques to make you comfortable throughout the labor and birth process. You will learn ways to help manage labor pain naturally as well as various labor and birth positions that will help you labor and deliver in a way that is more comfortable for you and baby.