Matrona Online Holistic Midwifery Course

We are no longer offering our Midwifery Correspondence Course in the format we have been using.

We are restructuring our Midwifery program to be a self-directed, on-line program with numerous components that can be started and finished at your own pace. The program will use the same entry- level curriculum but with a different look and a different experience. You will move through academic components, intuitive modules, peacekeeping and mediation training and homeopathy courses with the ability to customize your learning experience to your schedule and preferences. You will now have three years to finish your diploma studies.

 

For a peek at how our Holistic Midwifery Diploma Program will unfold continue reading…



Matrona Philosophy of Education…

At the Matrona we have observed increasingly more women desiring to have birthing experiences that are transformative, fulfilling and self-directed. Our goal is to educate midwives to facilitate the needs of new birthing families.



We believe that birth changes are an evolutionary force that cannot be stopped and that the conversation about birth undergirds the myriad of conversations about evolution…about our DNA, our pineal gland, hormones, life force, relationships, health, family…about our desire and ability to create and execute acts of self-directed will… about our embodiment of shared humanity that is in alignment with many of the current revelations of quantum physics.

 

We believe in Returning Birth to the Family and we believe that the study of midwifery is not the just study of birth, but the study of life. This is the content of our conversation at The Matrona.

 

 

 



At The Matrona we are facilitating a shift in the education of midwives by offering a model that does not require an institutionalized perception of midwifery training, and a model that offers a deepening of the life skills inherent in midwifery care. Communication skills, eldership training, discussions on rank-power-privilege, and intuition exploration~~all of these topics are vital parts of our curriculum and go hand-in-hand with anatomy and physiology and practical skills.

 

A Midwife’s Practice

At The Matrona, we envision Midwifery as part of the original model of womancare.
This model has evolved and changed continuously over the centuries and is currently
a vast and ever expanding tapestry of birthing consciousness.
Mothers and midwives are the principle weavers.
Working in concert, we preserve a model of bringing forth life with dignity and grace.
Together we facilitate the creation of family and community on this planet.

As midwives, we do not strive to control birth – or each other.
Rather, we allow birth to evolve freely and gracefully to its natural conclusion.
In doing so, each of us – mother, father, baby and midwife – unfolds as a more whole
and perfect human being. Midwifery calls each of us to our highest and best.
In our quest to cultivate ourselves and serve others with love and respect,
we facilitate important rites of passage. As midwives we guard the doors
of birth and death, healing and growth. We empower each other and ourselves
by allowing the process of life to unfold according to and individual divine plan.
At The Matrona we come together to develop our innate spiritual selves.
We experience the rites of passage attendant on becoming a Midwife,
we seek realms of higher learning and we learn to be comfortable and conversant
with the body-mind-spirit continuum.

The privilege to attend women and families in birth requires commitment and dedication
to a lifestyle that embraces a desire to pursue the sacred.
A Midwife’s practice reflects her experience of what is holy, what is honorable,
what is generous, compassionate, noble and loving.
From her ability to heal herself comes the power to facilitate healing in others.
From self-respect flows respect for others.
From connection with the Ancient Heart of Midwifery, the old and sacred traditions,
comes the ability to remember the ways that have served families for centuries.
From authentic spiritual practice and incorporation of the sacred as part of daily life
comes her ability to practice midwifery with an appropriate balance of intuition and skills.
From this perspective all else flows.

 

 

 

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Holistic Midwifery Diploma Program

We use an online learning platform to organize the various components of this program. We meld the intuitive and the academic in a Matrona education so each student will move through on-line academic modules and intuitive lessons as well as education in complementary healing modalities and work in developing mediation, conflict resolution and peacekeeping skills..

Each student also receives recordings of Whapio’s teachings to augment the  reading and on-line work.

Remember, this course is textbook oriented, balanced by recorded lectures detailing how to meld clinical information into a holistic approach.

A degree in Holistic Midwifery from the Matrona will be granted upon successful completion of the program.

Contact Whapio at belovedpilgrim@yahoo.com, for more information!




This is our basic curriculum and will be presented in a different format when we are finished converting our program into a new on-line format.

Our On-line program will have five components:
– Academic Midwifery
– The Practice of Holistic Midwifery
– Homeopathy and Healing Disciplines
– Wisdomkeeping skills

Below is a brief description of the Diploma Program.

Module One

 

Academics

Dedication
General Overview of Body Systems and The Language of Anatomy
Clinical Terminology and Vocabulary
A Bit of Bio-chemistry…
Pregnancy Nomenclature and Calculating the EDB (Estimated Date of Birth)
Ode to the Pelvis: The Pelvic Bones and Pelvimetry
The Sacred Geometry of the Pelvis and the Female Reproductive System
The Endocrine System
Hormones as Messengers

The Practice of Midwifery

Evolving Models of Care
Caregiving, Caregivers and Midwives

Homeopathy

Homeopathy and Complimentary Modalities
The Roots of Western Medicine
Principles and Practice in Homeopath

Wisdomkeeping

The Importance of Consciousness Practices
Quantum Connectedness

 

 

Module Two

 

Academic Studies

The Amazing Kidney and the Urinary System
Cycles and Hormones of the Reproductive System
23 in the Back Pocket: Conception and Fertilization
Labwork and Testing
The Physiology of Pregnancy: The First Trimester
The Mystical Intelligence of the Heart
The A&P of the Heart, Vessels and Blood
The CBC – The Complete Blood Count
Placenta – The Baby’s Twin
Q & A

The Practice of Midwifery

The Circle of Nurturing
First Contact and The Initial Interview
Records and Charting
Articles and Books of Note

Homeopathy and Complimentary Modalities

Sandra Perko’s Advice to the Modern Pregnant Woman
Two Polycrest Remedies: Pulsatilla and Sepia
Principles and Practice – Part II

Wisdomkeeping

The Pineal Gland
Brain Waves and Altered States of Consciousness
Parthenogenesis and Receiving the Light
Yoga Poses of the Day

 

 

Module Three

 

Academic Studies

Blood Types and Rh Factor
Communicating about the Baby in Utero
The Physiology of Second Trimester
The Liver and the Digestive System
The Birth Atlas
The Physiology of Third Trimester
How Pregnancy Impacts Maternal A&P and Nutrition in Pregnancy
Physiologic Adaptation to Pregnancy
Physiologic Adaptation to Pregnancy – Part 2 – and the Physiology of the Carbohydrate Metabolism Shift in Pregnancy
Q and A

The Practice of Midwifery

Why I Am a Midwife
Regular Prenatal Care – Presence in Practice
The Power of the Question
The Art of Palpation
Birth Politics: Risk Screening and the Nocebo Effect

Homeopathy and Complimentary Modalities

Using a Materia Medica and a Repertory
Casetaking with Miranda Castro and Whapio
Revisiting the Wise Woman Tradition
Caulophyllum and Cimicifuga/Blue and Black Cohosh
Homeopathy for Emergencies – Part I – Top Emergency Remedies
Homeopathy for Morning Sickness

Wisdomkeeping

Understanding Everything on the Planet
Woundology: The Study of our Wounds Part 1
Woundology: Part 2
The Birth Wound – Woundology: Part 3

 

 

Module Four

 

Academics

Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
Variations and Complications of Pregnancy
Sexually Transmitted Infections – Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chlamydia
Other Infectious Conditions in Pregnancy including TORCH and Herpes
What about Group Beta Strep (GBS)? Are We Still Testing?
PROM – Pre-labor Rupture of Membranes
Spiral Artery Remodeling in the Placenta
Hypertension, PIH and Pre-eclampsia
Last Chance for Physiology of Pregnancy! Hypertension and Insulin Resistance
Diabetes – Starvation in the Land of Plenty
Two Respected Authors Discuss Gestational Diabetes
Q and A – Case Studies

 

The Practice of Holistic Midwifery

Ninja Midwifery
Poverty vs Impoverishment
Presence in Practice with Tolewa
Authors of Note: Honoring Sheila Kitzinger and Marsden Wagner, MD
A Midwife’s Equipment

 

Homeopathy and Healing

Homeopathy for Emergencies
Remedies for Miscarriage: The Collected Work of Sandra Perko
Introduction to Miasms and Identifying Disease Patterns
Archetypal Remedies – Nux Vomica and Arsenicum
Pregnancy with Miranda Castro

Wisdomkeeping

The Multidimensional Einstein and Mystical Intelligence
We Will find Our Way…
Ideas vs. Ideologies

 

 

 

In the following months we complete our studies on birth.We cover the Postpartum Period, the Newborn, Breastfeeding, Herbalism in Pregnancy and Well-woman Care, along with continuing to present more Homeopathy, Practical Midwifery and Intuitive Topics.



Book List for Texts

Required:
(used texts are okay for any book, however, be sure to have the edition we are using)

‘Holistic Midwifery Vol. 1’ and
‘Understanding Diagnostic Tests’ by Anne Frye (www.midwiferybooks.com)
‘Varney’s Midwifery’ by Helen Varney (Fourth Edition)
‘Wise Woman Herbal’ by Susun Weed
Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America Dissertation by Rixa Freeze (www.rixafreeze.com/pdf/Freeze_dissertation_Born_Free.pdf)
‘Human Labor and Birth’ by Harry Oxorn (Fifth Edition)
‘Homeopathy for the Modern Pregnant Woman’
by Sandra Perko
‘Homeopathy for Mother and Baby’ by Miranda Castro
‘Homeopathic Psychology’ by Philip Bailey

Recommended:
‘Holistic Midwifery Vol. 2’ by Anne Frye
‘Special Delivery by Rahima Baldwin
‘A New View of a Women’s Body’ by the Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Center
‘Women’s Anatomy of Arousal’ by Sheri Winston
‘Anatomy and Physiology’ by Elaine Marieb

Books by Michel Odent: ‘Birth Reborn’, ‘The Farmer and the Obstetrician’, ‘The Scientification of Love’
Work by Henci Goer, Sheila Kitzinger, Barbara Harper, Pam England are recommended.

It’s important that we understand the cultural mores of birthing in this 21st Century. On our Holistic Doula page you will find a comprehensive Reading List which contains  many of the popular books that describe how birth unfolds in today’s culture. These are the books parents read. We recommend that you read them as well. You can find the Book List at the bottom of the page Here

Books may be borrowed during the time of this course, it is not required that you own them.

To apply for the Matrona Midwifery Program
please fill out the application on our contact page Here