Mercy Regional Health Center

Becoming a Certified Childbirth Educator

This 2-day workshop provides 16 hours towards International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) Certification. It is also approved by the Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) of Ohio to offer 16 Nursing CEU’s. 

Teaching Topics Include:

  • Dynamics of group learning in childbirth education
  • Teaching skills for the childbirth educator
  • Teaching healthy lifestyles
  • Labor process
  • Teaching relaxation and breathing
  • Comfort Measures
  • Postpartum and breastfeeding
  • Teaching from a risk benefit position
  • Curriculum development
  • Interactive teaching activities
  • The profession of childbirth education

2014 Workshop Dates and Times will be posted soon...


Question: Are babies allowed to attend the workshop? 
Answer: Quiet, easily soothed babies are always welcome.

Q: Am I required to read or prepare for the workshop in advance?
A: Your instructor will introduce you to ICEA’s required readings list. However, you are not required to read or study for the workshop ahead of time. This workshop is a starting point in your journey to becoming a Professional Childbirth Educator.

Q: Will this workshop fulfill the requirements needed to become a Professional Certified Childbirth Educator?
A: Completing this workshop is just one step in the process of becoming a professional certified childbirth educator with ICEA. For more information on ICEA’s certification process, go to

Q: What should I wear to the workshop?
A: Please come dressed in comfortable attire.

Q: Will lunch and snacks be provided?
A: Yes, we will provide you with a complimentary on site meal as well as snacks throughout the day.

Q: Do I need to bring any supplies to the class?
A: No. You will receive workshop materials when you arrive.

Fee                 $300

To register, complete the Professional Childbirth Educators Registration Form (PDF). Submit the form and payment to Mercy Regional Health Center, Educational Services. If you have questions regarding this class, please call Kristin Cottam at (785) 776-2830 ext. 1615.

Mercy Regional Health Center
3rd Floor Professional Development Center
1823 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502