Tip #1 - read this all the way to the end... I have a tiny gift waiting for you!
You have registered and you can’t wait to start working on your precertification work! Having been in your shoes, let me give you some tips to tackle your work bit by bit and have fun doing it!
When I signed up for Birth Boot Camp, I registered the day before the deadline, even though it was suggested that you give yourself 4-6 months to accomplish the precertification requirements. I knew I was in for a wild ride, but I was able to tackle all the work and I felt prepared for what was ahead of me. Since my training, they have streamlined the precertification work to make it easier to accomplish!
So, here are some of my tips to tackling your precertification work!
The biggest tip of all... Are you ready for it?
Your Trainers want to help you! Talk to them, ask them about questions that are stumping you! Just call them to connect!
If you haven't signed up for Birth Boot Camp Instructor training and you are ready to take this exciting step follow this link to register!
Ok, so now for the gift! I have created a "suggested" study guide schedule! (Mind you, it is very much based off of my personal learning style- which you can learn more about here - but it could come in handy!) Click the link below to view and download the schedule!
Understanding your learning style will help you accomplish the per-certification work more efficiently and become an AMAZING Birth Boot Camp Instructor! We are often a combination of multiple leaerning styles, but there seems to be one or two that are dominant. For Example, I am mostly a tactile learner, I like to get my hands on things. Second to that I am a visual and auditory learner.
When I was preparing to teach my first Birth Boot Camp classes, I felt the need to practice out loud what I would say and how I would delivery it. When I did this, I was able to communicate with better clarity. I quickly realized that prior to practicing out loud, I had to organize my thoughts, so I made index cards. If I didn’t do these two things, I felt inept and nervous which resulted in poor communication.
By allowing your learning style to guide your preparation YOU CAN BECOME AN AMAZING BIRTH BOOT CAMP INSTRUCTOR!
Below is a list of learning styles and their descriptions as written by Justin Ferriman.
To take a short quiz and learn more about your learning styles follow this link: Learning Style Quiz.
Let me encourage you, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. Don’t try to be like someone else! When we learn to work within our personal strengths we will feel so much more confident about our own abilities!
When is the best time to take a childbirth class?
Surprisingly, it's sooner than you might think!
The best time to begin taking a childbirth class is around 25 weeks gestation. Most comprehensive childbirth classes last around 10+ weeks.
You really want to complete the class by the time you are term (37-38 weeks gestation). While many women will go past 40 weeks gestation, a few of you will delivery a little sooner and it is better to be prepared!
Birth Boot Camp has created an AMAZING, modern, comprehensive childbirth curriculum and Alabama Births is thrilled to bring these classes to Rainbow City, Gadsden, and the surrounding communities! This 10 week series will fly by as you have fun and create community with other expectant couples! Click here to learn more about the Birth Boot Camp curriculum. Click here to learn more about Alabama Birth's Childbirth Classes.
Take a peek inside this AMAZING and COMPREHENSIVE field manual you receive!
Don’t have 10 weeks to spare? Is your due date rapidly approaching? Don’t fret just yet… Birth Boot Camp offers many types of classes to fit your growing family.
Comprehensive Childbirth Class - 10 sessions
Hospital Class - 6 sessions
Out of Hospital Class - 4 sessions
Comfort Measures Workshop - 1 session
Reboot Refresher Class - 1 session
Food & Fitness Workshop - 1 session
Homecoming: Life with a New Recruit - 1 session
Sibling Class - 1 session
Breastfeeding: The Ultimate MRE - digital download
All of our classes are available for you to watch from the comfort of your home during the time you can devote to it! If you have any questions throughout the online series – our Birth Boot Camp Instructor, Jillian, will be there to assist you along the way! Click here to find out more about online classes.
I was so terrified of beginning this journey, of becoming a childbirth educator or a doula. What if someone asked me a question and I didn’t know the answer? How much research would it take to feel fully prepared? But fear is never the beginning of growth; or is it?
Nelson Mandela says it beautifully “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
When was the last time you dreamed big for yourself, dreamed a dream you didn’t think you could achieve?
Underneath your fears lie great opportunity. It’s time to allow yourself to go after your dream, to tear down the invisible barriers that you have built up in your mind that say you can’t, and tell yourself that you can! Find the courage to make life-changing decisions.
All that inspiration to say… Don’t allow your fear of not being an expert in the field of birth to stop you from beginning the journey. Birth Boot Camp will equip you and provide you with the tools to become an expert.
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So... Are you ready? Are you ready to make one of the greatest decisions ever? To begin this journey, follow the links below!
My name is Jillian and I am a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulator, and Trainer for Birth Boot Camp, living in the Rainbow City, Alabama. I believe in women and that they deserve support throughout their pregnancy and births no matter what method of birth they desire. I myself am a mother to 4 girls; each of their births were vastly different.