Season 1 Episode 6: Creating a Successful Childbirth Education Class with Vonda Gates of BirthBasics



Vonda Gates is the organizing member of Prepared Childbirth of Tifton, has been a childbirth educator since 1991, and a DONA-certified doula since 1993. She currently serves the ICEA Executive Committee and is the primary coordinator of the ICEA Professional Childbirth Education Program Update Online program. This episode is a must-listen for birth educators looking to improve their classes and take new approaches.


Listen and Learn:

  • Three objectives you need to use to evaluate your birth classes
  • The importance of using adult-learning principles in structuring your class
  • How building rapport with your clients can create a more successful birth education class
  • Tips on pursuing a career in childbirth education
  • The ICEA ”circle of care” that revolves around the clients

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