As a global leader in parenting and health education, we commit ourselves to continuous growth and development in order to expand our global outreach and mission to transform lives and evolve humanity. Today we are thrilled and honored to announce that our Baby Planner Certification Program which we pioneered in 2009, Holistic ChildBirth Educator Certification Program which we pioneered in 2014 and Eco-Consultant Certification program which we pioneered in 2010, have merged to become the first Holistic Pregnancy & Postpartum Educator™ Certification Program.
How do Holistic Pregnancy & Postpartum Educators differ from Childbirth Educators?
Holistic Pregnancy & Postpartum Educators cover all the topics found in childbirth education in addition to a variety of vital topics not typically found in childbirth education such as the importance of greening your pregnancy, birth and postpartum environment in order to understand environmental causes and effects beneficial to optimizing mom and baby’s health; pregnancy sleep and newborn sleep, postpartum plan, back to work plan, grief and loss, fitness, product awareness and baby gear, child safety, special needs, child care, parenting support resources, stress management, skin and body care, pre and postnatal nutrition, non-violent communication and much more.
Our Eco-Consultant program will still be available as a separate specialty program for experienced pregnancy and parenting professionals who have not studied with IPHI and would like to add any one of these specialties to their services. However, our Baby Planner and Holistic Childbirth Educator Certification programs will now only be available through our Holistic Pregnancy & Postpartum Educator Certification program as we now have enough evidence that the education provided in both programs along with our Eco-Consultant Certification program work most optimally together for pregnancy, postpartum and parenting preparation.
Our Holistic Pregnancy & Postpartum Educator Certification Program launches in 2023!
Certified Baby Planners & Holistic Childbirth Educators who have maintained and active status and renewed certification will receive the new program when it launches. Stay tuned!