Module 1: Fundamentals of Midwifery Practice

Target Audience

Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Course Overview

This in-depth course covers the basics of the midwifery model of care. This course is designed to give you strong preparation in midwifery, which will provide an advantage for being accepted into a midwifery apprenticeship.

Course Curriculum

  • Requirements to become a CA licensed midwife
  • Midwifery law
  • Basics of midwifery model of care
  • The Student/Preceptor relationship
  • The Midwife/Client relationship
  • Fundamentals of caring for mom and newborn
  • Intro to cultural competency
  • Prenatal standards of care and topics of concern through the weeks
  • Charting 101
  • Forms and paperwork
  • Taking medical history
  • Due date calculation
  • Prenatal lab work: ordering and interpreting
  • First trimester: The hormonal cascade and common issues
  • Genetic testing
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Glucose testing
  • Pregnancy complications
  • GBS
  • Ultrasound
  • Preterm labor: signs, risks, prevention and treatment
  • Bleeding in pregnancy: Etiologies, diagnosis and treatment
  • At home medicine chest: Herbs, tea, homeopathy, tonics, vitamins and more
  • Holistic protocols for discomforts, imbalances and illnesses
  • Your prenatal bag

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