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Childbirth Educator Training – LIVE ONLINE (Gwynne Knap and Christy Jo Hendricks)



August 26 @ 11:00 am EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
August 27 @ 11:00 am EDT - 9:00 pm EDT



Gwynne Knap, CLD, CPD, CCCE, CLE


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Fri Aug 26 & Sat Aug 27
11am-9pm EDT/8-6pm PDT

Cost: $565

Want to be inspired and empowered to begin or enhance your perinatal career? Train with the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators. CAPPA trainings are designed to educate and equip the contemporary perinatal professional for a successful career in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment.  Trainings are evidence based and comprehensive, and are designed to appeal to all learning styles.  Students will enjoy engaging and interactive instruction, with practical and real-world scenarios.  CAPPA instructors have in depth knowledge and follow standardized curriculums to ensure the highest quality training and most comprehensive perinatal education for CAPPA certification programs. As one of the first and most comprehensive perinatal organizations in the world, CAPPA is respected for its longevity, stability, and its commitment to excellence in both education and unsurpassed student and member support.

The CAPPA 18 Hour Childbirth Educator Training

Ready to become more proficient when offering childbirth education? Take the first step towards becoming a Certified Childbirth Educator with CAPPA.  This eighteen-hour training meets the first requirement of your CCCE program and prepares you to work through the steps for certification. This course is designed to improve the skill base, knowledge and perspectives on childbirth for perinatal professionals.

Offering 18 CAPPA Contact Hours.

This course satisfies the following:

*The CAPPA Childbirth Educator certification steps for training attendance. Ideal for anyone wanting to become a Certified Childbirth Educator, CCCE.


The CAPPA 18 Hour Childbirth Educator Training Class includes the CAPPA Childbirth Education Manual and resources to enhance your practice.

The training covers the following topics:

·         Goals/Roles of the Childbirth Educator

·         Teaching Adult Learners

·         Developing an Engaging Curriculum

·         Innovative Teaching Activities

·         Stages of Labor

·         Labor Support Techniques

·         Interventions and Cesarean Births

·         Making Decisions and Communication

·         And much more!

Why Certify as a CCCE?

Certified Childbirth Educators (CCCEs) provide evidence based information to the community, families and professionals. Childbirth Educators can be found working in a variety of settings to offer their services to families. Families can find them working as public health educators, hospital/community educators, in care providers’ offices and in private practice as educators.

CAPPA Childbirth Educators are non-clinical professionals. CAPPA Childbirth Educators do not dispense medical advice, diagnose medical conditions, or prescribe/administer medications or treatments of any kind. Educators do not offer information that directs families to act against medical advice.

Whether your goal is to begin a new career, enhance your current position, or for your own enrichment, this two-day training will start you off in the right direction!

Faculty: Gwynne Knap, BA, CLD, CPD, CCCE, CLE has been a dedicated and passionate birth professional in the Atlanta area for the past 11+ years. She has taught Confident Childbirth of Atlanta classes to hundreds of birthing couples since 2009. She currently teaches Kopa Birth classes that prepare and empower those seeking a natural birth experience. As a labor doula and postpartum doula, Gwynne has supported dozens of families through the birth journey and through the delicate transition into new parenthood. Her doula practice today, focuses primarily on postpartum doula support (both daytime and overnight care). Gwynne, born in Chicago, but raised in the Atlanta area, has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish/International Business from Georgia State University. From 1987-2008, Gwynne was an architectural materials marketing representative focused on supplying large commercial projects in the Southeast. Gwynne has had a lifelong fascination with birth and newborn babies and now feels so fortunate to be a full-time birth professional. Gwynne is a mother to a grown son and daughter and also is a proud grandmother of two. She finds training new birthing professionals deeply rewarding, knowing her students will positively impact so many childbearing families.

Christy Jo brings over 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom. She is an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Birth Doula. She has a passion for facilitating and protecting the mother/baby bond. Her contribution to this field has been recognized by the United States Presidential Volunteer Award and the Phyllis Klaus Founder’s Award for Promoting the Mother/Baby Bond. Christy Jo’s life-long goal has been to help others reach theirs. Her informative, yet entertaining teaching style makes learning enjoyable and retention easy. Christy Jo is the creator and instructor of the Grow Our Own Lactation Consultant/IBCLC Prep Course which has been used to train hundreds of women to follow their dreams of becoming Lactation Consultants. Her extensive lactation knowledge and reputation have made her courses desirable by Public Health Departments, midwives, doulas, WIC organizations and individuals entering the perinatal field. Christy Jo currently teaches lactation, attends births, facilitates lactation clinics for low-income clients and advocates for women in Southern California, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Details of Refund Policy:
• Training fees are non-refundable.
• Refund of training fees are offered in full, if training is canceled by instructor (due to low enrollment)
• Once student has registered and paid, I count you as attending this training and I will purchase and prepare materials for your spot.
• If student cannot attend this training, due to unforeseen circumstances, all training fees will be applied to a future training taught by Gwynne Knap within 12 months of this training.
• There is a $50 transfer fee to transfer to another future training.
• Student should not make non-refundable travel arrangements until training is confirmed.
• NO refunds for no-shows, partial attendance or last-minute cancellations.

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