Perinatal Educator Certificate Program
Approved by the Wisconsin Higher Educational Approval Program
Preparing you for a career in birth
•Maternal Child Case Manager
Enhancing your career in:
“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
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH SPECIALIST PROGRAM:
June 2020 to July 2021
(Accepting 15 students)
PERINATAL EDUCATOR PROGRAM:
Nov 9th & 10th 2019
Dec 14th & 15th 2019
Jan 18th & 19th 2020
Feb 15th & 16th 2020
Maternal Child Health class list:
Advanced Labor Support Skills
Antepartum Care and Risk Screening
Antepartum Discomforts & Remedies
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
Genetics and Fetal Development
Health Disparities and Community, Public and Global Health
History and Ethics of Childbirth, Midwifery and Healers
Lactation Education, Risk Assessment & Counseling
Maternal Diseases in Pregnancy
Newborn Basic Skills and Risk Screening
Postpartum Physical Assessment
Postpartum Support & Risk Screening
Reproductive Anatomy & Physiology
Research & Statistics for Maternal Child Health
Topics in Infant Development
Topics in Mothering, Family and Intergenerational Relationships
Motherhood and Ecology
Wellness Care and Human Sexuality
Maternal Child Health Specialist Diploma Program: A unique opportunity to prepare for a career in birth
At Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI), with classes in Chicago, 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 a Diploma in birth education?
If you are serious about preparing for a career in birth, consider MMCI’s Maternal Child Health Specialist Program. Unique in the field of birth education and approved by the Educational Approval Program of the State of Wisconsin, this rigorous program prepares 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 Program meets the needs of adult learners who may have jobs or are parents: Each month, for 16 months, modules are taught at a weekend Intensive by experienced educators and providers who specialize in the module’s content.
Experienced leadership and faculty
Our founder and Academic Affairs Director, Mary Sommers, CPM, MPS is a leader in the national and international midwifery and birth field.