Beth Anne Moonstone, Director, Midwife , CPM, MA.ED
Offering Midwifery Classes and Workshops since 2000
Introduction to Midwifery Program
APPLICATION FOR MIDWIFERY ONE 2022/2023
The course has rolling admission, you may start at any time
To provide a nourishing interactive learning environment to study midwifery and the midwifery model of care
To preserve the internship/apprenticeship model of training
To provide an affordable education pathway for students to study midwifery within their home community.
The Midwifery ONE Education is a three part 24-month online distance midwifery academic program. Most courses are taught in an asynchronous format without scheduled meeting times. Students work in a small support cohorts and have regular contact through discussion boards and virtual cohort semester check-ins.
The course is designed to provide a strong academic foundation for both aspiring midwives, apprenticing midwives, doulas and others wanting to deepen their midwifery knowledge. You will be expected to challenge yourself and channel your passion for midwifery as you work through the course material. This course is a private program and is not accredited by another authority. Completion of the program requirements leads to a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation from the instructor.
This course is not accredited by any organization. You should educate yourself on the midwifery regulations and expectations in the state you plan to practice in.
To receive a Certificate of Completion students must:
Complete all courses with a grade of at least 75.
Complete all homework assignments and projects within an 15 month time frame
Complete CPR for the HealthCare provider
Complete a NARM approved cultural competency course
IS THIS COURSE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU?
You MUST have access to the internet and the ability to work online. Your course work and assignments will be delivered to you via the online learning system (Moodle). You will need to use Google Drive to complete assignments. There is a large volume of reading required in any self directed online course.
This course is NOT MEAC or NARM approved. In states that use the PEP process this course could be used as the academic portion of your study. Midwives train and study in a variety of different ways and the goal should ALWAYS be to be the best midwife you can be and not certifications. You should do your own research on the midwifery regulations in the state where you live and speak to practicing midwives in your area. This course is targeted for apprenticing midwives, new midwives, students looking to do some academics while waiting to apprentice or attend a MEAC program, doulas and other who just want to have a stronger foundation in midwifery and birth. This program is challenging with rigorous science and a balance of traditional midwifery knowledge and current research. If you have questions let us know.
Must be age 18+
High School diploma or GED/Equivalent
BIO101A: Anatomy for Midwives 1*
BIO100: Biology for Midwives*
BIO102A: Human Fertility
MW101: Prenatal 1
C100: Physical Exam Skills
MW100A: Introduction to Midwifery
MW100A-2: Midwifery Seminar
MW105A: Intro to Research and Evidence Based Medicine
BIO101A-2: Anatomy for Midwives 2*
MW102: Prenatal Care 2
BIO104: Nutrition for Midwives
BIO105: Lab work and Testing
MW104: Labor and Birth
MW105A: Intro to Research and Evidence Based Medicine
MW106: Postpartum Care
C101: Newborn Care
C103: Complications: Labor and Birth
MW105B: Research Part 2
GP300: Midwifery Research Presentations
TUITION and PAYMENTS
Full program tuition is
- $1800. for the EFT PLAN OPTION
- $1500. for payment in full at registration.
Additional fees for textbooks and supplies. Textbooks are an expensive part of education. Please look and plan for this expense.
A $500. deposit is due to register. Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE. The remaining balance of $1300. must be paid in full by the first day you begin classes unless you join the automatic payment by EFT option. The EFT payment plan is $130. per month for 10 months. Payment are paid each month by EFT automatic draft. No checks will be accepted for payment plans. All tuition is NON REFUNDABLE.
If at any time your EFT payment fails your access to the course will be paused. Payments not made within 2 weeks of being due will lead to unenrollment in the course. There is a fee to be reinstated after you are withdrawn.
Student Midwife of Color Scholarship: Each year Midwifery ONE offers two $200 tuition reduction scholarship for students of color. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email.
Student Midwife LGBTQ+ Scholarship: Each year Midwifery ONE offers two $200 tuition reduction scholarship for a LGBTQ+ student midwife. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email.
Midwifery Access Scholarship: Each year Midwifery ONE offers two $100. tuition reduction scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email.
HOW TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM
Complete this application form (click the link)
About the Midwifery ONE Education Program
Previously known as the WomanCraft Midwifery Education, the Midwifery ONE Education program is a completely updated program that utilizes the virtual learning environment to provide a strong structured student environment. There is a strong emphasis on core knowledge, systems thinking, critical thinking skills, and trans-disciplinary learning.
Our new name represents a long overdue shift towards a more inclusive form of midwifery education that values the diverse racial, cultural, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds of students, supports families of all types, and that acknowledges that parents, birthing individuals, and those that care for them identify with many gender identities or sexual orientations. Our mission is to create an welcoming, safe, equitable, inclusive, anti-oppressive, self-reflective program. Midwifery ONE is about taking the first step on your journey as an aspiring midwife.
Our Midwifery Education programs are designed to provide a strong academic foundation for aspiring midwives working on the PEP (Portfolio Evaluation Process) route of training to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and for those not seeking certification that would like to build their midwifery knowledge base. Our program provides academic training based on the core competencies set forth by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA).
*Disclaimer* CPM requirements, and the PEP Process are regulated by the North American Registry of Midwives and change/update frequently. Students are encouraged to check NARM's requirements on a regular bass and educate themselves about both NARM regulations and the laws (or lack there of) that pertain to midwifery in the state they plan to practice in. Midwifery is regulated/unregulated differently in all 50 states. Please visit MANA for information on your state.
About Beth Anne Moonstone, MA.ED, CPM, LM (VT) (she/her/hers)
Beth is a Midwife, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Midwifery Instructor, and an experienced college science professor. She has 20 years of experience as a homebirth midwife and doula. Beth holds an AS degree in Midwifery from SWTC (MEAC), a BA from Union University & Institute, and a MA.ED in Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University. Beth has a special interest in experiential education models and strives to provide a variety of different styles of learning in both her classroom time and on-line modules to allow each student to learn in a way that works best for them.
In 1999, she founded the Midwifery ONE Education program (previously known as WomanCraft Midwifery Education) to provide an affordable, accessible route to midwifery training for more women. She has been the lead instructor in the program for 20 years and has had the honor of helping many student midwives on their path to becoming midwives. Beth has a special interest in experiential education models and strives to provide a variety of different styles of learning in both her classroom time and on-line modules to allow each student to learn in a way that works best for them.
TERMS TO KNOW
Direct Entry Midwifery
Typically Direct Entry Midwives (DEM) attend women who seek to give birth at home. Midwives of this nature are usually deeply connected to their community and have strong ties with other parents, providers, and midwives within their community. A Direct-Entry Midwife is an independent practitioner. DEMs acquire their skills through apprenticeships with other midwives, self study, and/or through a structured midwifery school or program. Midwives are specialists in normal pregnancy, labor and birth. Direct entry midwives carefully screen their clients for risk factors and encourage them to seek physician backup when needed. DEMs also are trained to recognize complications and call for assistance when necessary. A Direct-Entry Midwife is trained to provide continuous quality care (see Midwifery Model of Care below) to healthy women and newborns throughout the childbearing years. CPMs are direct entry midwives but not all direct entry midwives choose to be CPMs.
Certified Professional Midwife-(definition courtesy of MANA -seehttp://www.mana.org)
A Certified Professional Midwife is a knowledgeable, skilled, and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwifery Model of Care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge and experience in out-of-hospital settings. (MANA, 2020)
Midwifery Model of Care(definition courtesy of MANA -seehttp://www.mana.org)
The Midwifery Model of Care is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care bore, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and birth who develop a trusting relationships with their clients, which results in confident, support labor and birth. While thee are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trains to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwifery Model of Care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well- being of the mother/birthing parent throughout the childbearing cycle; providing the mother/birthing parent with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support; minimizing technological interventions; and identifying and referring women/birthing people who require obstetrical attention. The application of this woman-centered model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.(MANA 5/15/96)The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. (MANA Midwifery Task Force, 2020)