A labor of love…

 

Maternal Child Health Specialist Programs

•Associate Degree

•One-Year Diploma Program

 

Approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board

 

Preparing you for a career in birth

•Birth Assistant

•Senior Doula

•Maternal Child Case Manager

 

Enhancing your career in:

•Public Health

•Social Work

•Women’s/Gender Studies

2018

Catalog

“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”   William MacNeile Dixon

NEXT MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH SPECIALIST PROGRAMS:

 

June, 2018-June, 2019

 

(Accepting 12 students)

Sample classes:

Advanced Labor Support Skills

Advanced Prenatal Care

Alternative Therapies for the Childbearing Year

Antepartum Care and Risk Screening

Assessment, Protocols and Documenting

Case Studies in Maternal Child Health

Counseling Issues in the Childbearing Year

Cultural Competency for Birth Workers

Emergency Birth Skills and Out of Hospital Birth

Family Planning

Genetics and Fetal Development

Health Disparities and Community, Public and Global Health Herbs for the Childbearing Year and Beyond

History and Ethics of Childbirth, Midwifery and Healers Interpreting and Evaluating Research

Intrapartum Basics

Lactation Education, Risk Assessment & Counseling

Maternal Diseases in Pregnancy

Medical Terminology

Microbiology Basics for Birth Workers

Neonatal Resuscitation

Newborn Basic Skills and Risk Screening

Perinatal Nutrition

Postpartum Physical Assessment

Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology

Statistics and Studies in Maternal Child Health

Topics in Infant Development

Topics in Mothering, Family and Intergenerational Relationships

Motherhood and Ecology

Well Woman Care and Human Sexuality

Maternal Child Health Specialist Degree and Diploma Programs: A unique opportunity to prepare for a career in birth

 

At Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI), located in Milwaukee WI at the Well-Rounded Maternity Center, we offer you a comprehensive education in birth—both classroom and clinical—that gives you the opportunity to open windows, deliver miracles and create the possibility of everything.

 

Why choose an Associate Degree or One-Year Diploma in birth education?

If you are serious about preparing for a career in birth, consider MMCI’s Maternal Child Health Specialist Programs. Unique in the field of birth education and approved by the Educational Approval Board of the State of Wisconsin, these rigorous programs prepare you for careers as a birth assistant, senior doula, and maternal child chase manager, as well as enhancing your career in public health, social work, and women’s/gender studies.

 

A rich educational experience that combines coursework with hands-on labs and clinicals

MMCI offers a formal birth education that teaches the science, theory, and ethics of birth in a peer-supported learning environment, as well as requiring the hands-on clinical experience that students need to practice as professionals. From classes in Out of Hospital Birth and Perinatal Nutrition to classes in Birth Justice and Motherhood and Ecology, you will gain a holistic view of birth that will help you serve women and individuals and their communities. The learning experience combines the best of all worlds:

 

• Face-to-face classroom experience: Faculty facilitate a peer-supported learning environment that emphasizes integrity and compassion where students can develop the leadership, communication, and research skills required to be an effective birth worker.

 

• Self-paced study of distance education: Students complete readings, homework, and clinicals between monthly classes.

 

Programs designed to fit the way you live

MMCI’s Maternal Child Health Specialist Programs meet the needs of adult learners who may have jobs or are parents: Each month, for 13 months, modules are taught at a weekend Intensive by experienced educators and providers who specialize in the module’s content.

 

An affordable birth education

The Associate Degree and One-Year Diploma program tuition is $4,550 ($350/month), plus the cost of books and materials.

 

Experienced leadership and faculty

Our founder and Academic Affairs Director, Mary Sommers is a leader in the national and international midwifery and birth field.