Birthkeepers Mentorship Cohort

A Year-long Quantum Midwifery Mentorship


New Cohort Starts September 24th, 2022


Cost of the program…$3,200

This is the perfect time to study birth and midwifery. 

If you are ready to deepen your knowledge of how birth authentically unfolds…and ready to step forth to bring your insight and understanding to birthing families in whatever capacity they choose…

Come and spend a year with us.

You’ll learn the art and skill of the Birthkeeper and the Quantum Midwife.

Watch our Open House with Whapio, Shaconna and Jess

In entering this program you have access to the complete

Online Quantum Midwifery Curriculum


This includes ten Modules, ranging from Pregnancy to Postpartum, that offer a complete and comprehensive midwifery education. In the year-long Mentorship Cohort we will move through the Midwifery Program on a fast track designed to work through each Module, learning the most important concepts and skills.

Each participant will have access to the course materials for as long as they wish and will always have the complete course to review or continue to deepen
their understanding of birth.

At the end of the year you may claim a certificate of hours studied in Holistic Midwifery and you may receive your certificate as a Professional Childbirth Consultant and Family Advocate. You will be ready to enter the birthing realm with an enhanced knowledge of birth and you will have the confidence to provide families with equitable care and service.

The Mentorship Cohort is an on-line program.

Each month you attend a 2-hour live streaming Zoom presentation by Whapio and a 2-hour presentation with Shaconna. These presentations are opportunities to discuss topics that arise during the month and are pertinent to the lessons in the Module being studied.

Each participant is asked to commit to a weekly 2-hour study group with 3 to 5 other participants. Study group is a time to connect via Zoom with other students and share information, insights and revelations with each other. The connections of your study group are important aspects of mentoring that is key in the unfolding of this program. Aside from the Zoom experiences, you will move through each Module on your own time by watching the videos, reading the Lessons in each Module and doing the textbook reading pertinent to each Module.

You will not be expected to finish everything in each Module during this year and you will have the Modules to review at any time. If you devote 8 – 10 hours a week plus a study group of two hours you can easily access the important points within each Module and gain the competence and confidence to offer your services to the community.

Books are an essential part of the course.
You will find the book list at the bottom of this page.
We are happy to open a Module to anyone wishing to see the depth and scope of the program.

If you are interested in this program please email Whapio at for information or to schedule a phone chat to discuss details and to answer any questions.

Looking forward to connecting!

Our Disclaimer:

At the Matrona our programs do not certify students to practice midwifery. Our programs offer an educational structure to understand birth and midwifery in its organic and authentic unfolding. Our year long Birthkeeper’s Mentorship Cohort certifies students as a Professional Childbirth Consultant (PCC) and a Family Advocate (FA). We support the concept of independent midwifery and women caring for women. We suggest that any student wishing to pursue midwifery seek an apprenticeship after finishing our program.

One last video on becoming a birthkeeper and quantum birth at The Matrona

Book List for Texts

(used texts are okay for any book, however, it is very important to have the edition we are using or your page numbers for assignments will be incorrect)

‘Holistic Midwifery Vol. 1’ and
‘Understanding Diagnostic Tests’ (Seventh Edition) by Anne Frye
‘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 (
‘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
‘Bush Midwifery: Childbearing Care in the Absence of Hospitals’ by Ashwagandha

‘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.