Childbirth Instructor Magazine's Guide to Careers in Birth: How to Have a Fulfilling Job in Pregnancy, Labor, and Parenting Support without a Medical Degree / Edition 1

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Overview

The first comprehensive career guide for one of today's fastest-growing and most rewarding areas

Each year more and more couples seek birth-related instruction and/or professional support before, during, and after pregnancy. There has been a burgeoning of new career opportunities in this field. Now, the information you need to pursue a challenging and rewarding career as a childbirth specialist--without a medical degree--has been assembled in one definitive resource drawing on the expertise of Childbirth Instructor Magazine.

Whatever area intrigues you--Lamaze instructor, doula, labor companion, preconception counselor, or lactation consultant, among others--the answers to all your questions can be found in this complete career guide, including:
* Essential information on such vital issues as salary, benefits, and career paths for each position, working conditions, and employment opportunities in different locations and various healthcare establishments
* Education, certification, and licensing requirements for each job
* Listings of organizations, associations, certifying bodies, and professional resources

Incl. info on salary, benefits, career paths for each position, working conditions, education, certification etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471162308
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/19/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

SUZANNE B. ROBOTTI is the founder and publisher of Childbirth Instructor Magazine and publisher/principal of the Baby Publishing Group.

MARGARET ANN INMAN is the founding editor of Childbirth Instructor Magazine and is now a freelance health and medical writer.

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Table of Contents

Helping Potential Parents Plan Ahead: Preconception Counselor/Educator.

Preparing Women for Labor and Parenting: Childbirth Educator.

Preparing Women for the Marathon of Their Lives: Maternity Fitness Instructor.

Supporting Women During Labor: The Doula.

Helping the New Family Form: The Home Doula.

Helping Parents with the Hardest Job in the World: Parent and Family Life Educator.

Breast is Best: Breastfeeding Counselor or Lactation Consultant.

The Kiss of Life: Infant CPR and Infant Safety Instructor.

The Power of Touch: Massage Therapist.

Making Home a Safe Haven: Childproofing Specialist.

Index.

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