Being an Informed Beginnings childbirth educator provides you with many perks! Not only do you have unlimited access to some of the most experienced and innovative educators across the country, but also to so many of the resources (business forms, research, worksheets, games, ideas for teaching, etc.) which they continually share in the forums! You also have the Members Facebook group where you can get nearly instant help/feedback at the moment you need it most. We are truly a community of friends who care about helping one another.
Informed Beginnings is a shared services co-op, and is, in fact, the only one in existence for childbirth educators. Each educator becomes a part-owner of Informed Beginnings. We are each independent contractors providing services to our students; by working together, we strengthen our own businesses. Informed Beginnings is our shared business and we each have the opportunity to make it successful.
We hope you will become a member of Informed Beginnings, the only cooperative that certifies and supports childbirth educators. Benefits of joining Informed Beginnings include:
- Access to our online forums: community, support, and teaching resources
- Your first two continuing education webinars free: these are optional and open to the public
- Voting rights on all major decisions and board elections: in a cooperative, the members are the owners
- Dividends paid yearly when there is a profit
- It's a great step toward becoming an Informed Beginnings Certified Educator (IBCE)!
An Experienced Educator has been previously certified to teach childbirth education and completed 3 series of classes consisting of at least 16 hours. New Educators include both those who are completely new to the process as well as those who have begun certification or training with another organization; the New Educator Certification Packet includes an application to substitute completed requirements for InfoBe requirements.
Please visit our Steps to Certification for more information. When you are ready to order your certification packet, you may do so from our Online Educator Store.