SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, an approved provider for continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), has announced a new certificate program in perinatal issues.

Certificate in Perinatal Issues (20 contact hours)

Certificate program description: The Certificate in Perinatal Issues is a multidisciplinary educational experience designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who provide care and support for childbearing women, newborns and families. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing; new jobs are being developed and new services created. Health professionals who work with this population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of this specialized area of care and to stay current with emerging trends.

This certificate program is targeted to health professionals, nurses and interested individuals.

Course Title Contact Hours (20 total)

Childbirth and Culture–Practices, Beliefs and Traditions


Diabetes in Pregnancy


Ectopic Pregnancy


Hyperemesis Gravidarum


Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy


Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)


Perinatal Health—A Global Perspective


Postpartum Depression


Prevention of Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Infection



ALLEGRA Learning Solutions began in 1994 as a developer of more than 200 vocational, baccalaureate and master’s-level degree programs for schools and colleges. ALLEGRA quickly expanded, creating more than 300 online courses and content for more than 2,000 U.S. schools and colleges, customizing content for publishers, writing two highly successful books and achieving national endorsements for the quality of their work. ALLEGRA’s courses and certificates have been nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and other accrediting agencies. For a complete list of courses, visit