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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.
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.