Ready to become a Certified Doula, Certified Placenta Birth Specialist and Certified Childbirth Educator

...and overwhelmed with how to get started?

Milestones Midwifery offers an affordable educational path designed specifically to fit into your busy life and give you skills you can use right away!

I don’t want to be a negative Nancy, but…..

There is a big problem in the birth education market right now.

Actually, there are three big problems.

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Problem #1

The current model of in-person workshops don’t set students up for success. The education and training is delivered at a rapid pace over the course of a few days. There is no way students can learn and retain information in such a short window of time. Also, these workshops don’t come with support after the training is over, so the student is left with a pile of worksheets and no one to ask their specific questions.

Problem #2

These workshops are expensive! And, they are taught face to face, so not only do you have to find someone in your area who is hosting one, you’ve got to arrange childcare, and plan to spend several long days learning. Oh, and you’ve got to pay for the entire workshop before it starts.

Problem #3

The birth education industry doesn’t exactly follow a standard model. Each educator develops their own curriculum, which means training and information you receive during one of these onsite trainings will work for right now, but might not compliment a midwifery education program in the future (where there are standards and benchmarks to meet).

Can you relate to one of these two scenarios?

01

I am ready to become a Childbirth Educator, Doula or Placenta Specialist, but I am short on time and resources.

02

I think I’d like to become a Certified Professional Midwife, but I’m not even sure what the first steps are or the training I need to complete.

Yes, there IS a way for you to become a Childbirth Educator, Doula or Placenta Specialist on your own terms.

...with a schedule that works for you, your family and your life! 

100%, you CAN get started toward your dreams without having to drain your bank account or attend classes for days at a time! 

There IS a way to stack and build your education so if you decide to become a Certified Professional Midwife, all of your hard work, training and money won’t be wasted.  You won’t have to start back at the beginning. 

I’ve figured out a way to #makeitwork. 

The process of becoming a Childbirth Educator, Doula or Placenta Specialist can feel overwhelming. But, it’s not as hard as it seems! 

In fact, I’ve got a proven framework to follow. Best of all, it is flexible! 

Hi, I'm Cheryl

I’ve been a Midwife for 14 years and I’ve attended around 1,000 births. I am passionate about making a difference in the birth world and providing women with safe birth experience. I believe that birth is beautiful and when it gets hard, I want women to know they can trust me (and you) to help them give birth safely.

But I am just one person, which is why I created this accessible birth education and training pathway to help other women provide support to families. I can’t wait to help you on your journey!

Becoming a Certified Professional Midwife is a three phase process. Each one builds on the skills, education and knowledge of the step before it.

Introducing

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Phase 1 Program

This hybrid program is a community-driven training and education program rooted in connection, mentoring, and apprenticeship.

Together, we’ll journey towards your dream of becoming a Certified Doula,
Certified Childbirth Educator or Certified Placenta Specialist.

And, after you complete this training, you’ll have the option to move on to Phase 2, becoming a Certified Midwifery Assistant and then on to Phase 3, becoming a Certified Professional Midwife. My education model incorporates and follows NARM’s standards, which means if you decide to continue on the path to becoming a Certified Professional Midwife, your training with me will help you get your certification! 

The Phase 1 Program will give you three different career paths!

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Attend births as a Doula

  • Attend births in your community and setting of choice (home, hospital or birthing center). 

  • This nurturing role provides support to the mother and is designed to complement a midwife or the family’s choice provider. 

  • Topics such as massage, counter pressure or using essential oils in childbirth are covered in this program.

Teach childbirth classes

  • Teach classes in your community.  (There are so many different pathways to choose from, but you’ll be able to take your knowledge and provide it to your students.)

     

  • Topics may include having a healthy pregnancy, normal birth, avoiding intervention and breastfeeding and postpartum recovery.

Become a Placenta Specialist

  • Learn how to assist families in the safe handling of the placenta and the choices they have for its uses.

     

  • Topics such as placenta art, how to consume a placenta and placenta encapsulation are covered in this program.

JANE AWESOME

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Here's how my Phase 1 Program works...

Instead of offering this program as a weekend workshop training, this program starts for as little as $165.00 per month. This means you can get started with very little upfront investment and pay as you go through the training each month!  (But if you would like a one-time purchase price, no matter how long the program takes you, we offer that too!)

It combines video learning, self study, in person monthly workshops, assignments and discussion boards. The workshops are based in Kansas City, MO and if you can’t make it because you don’t live nearby, we’ll patch you into the training via video conference.

The training material and content is presented in a way that is specifically designed not to be overwhelming. And you’ll find community, connection and long lasting friendships with your classmates.

This program is flexible, you can study at 2:00 am if you need to! Not only that, success in this program isn’t grade based, instead it is skills and outcome based. We’ll work together to craft a path designed for your success!

JANE AWESOME

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete Phase 1?

This program will take the average student between 12 and 18 months to complete. Remember though, this is designed to work with your life and schedule!  You can have a monthly subscription of $165 or purchase the program for a one-time fee of $1,650 (a savings of at least 20%).

How will I be able to make money with my skills in Phase 1?

The options are endless to create your income stream. You’ll be able to teach Childbirth Education Classes or assist as a Certified Doula.

What if I can’t attend the trainings live in Kansas City?

 

No problem!  We can video conference you in! And, I’ll work with you to make sure you have the resources and hands on experience you need!

What are the requirements for certification?
 

Each of the different success paths have different requirements you’ll need to fulfill in order to obtain your certification through Milestones Midwifery. These requirements culminate in completing Phase 1 of NARM’s apprenticeship process. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the Phase 2 Skills Seminar in preparation for finding a locally based apprenticeship. Best of all, I will be right there to guide you through these steps as you discern and decide what your night right step is on your journey.

What does this program look like? Is this a traditional class?
 

This program is rooted in self-directed study. This is not a college course where there is only one path to knowledge or proficiency. No person will be left behind in this program. I will provide you with the topics of study and recommended resources, but you’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge in a way that makes the most sense for your learning style. This could be orally, video presentation, speech, essay or perhaps even artwork!

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