The Matrona Foundation

The Matrona Foundation, our non-profit, was started in 2004 in Asheville, NC as a response to the growing numbers of women and families without reasonable access to childbirth education, childbirth support services and mediation/conflict resolution options.

In our early years we provided free classes to the public and no-cost mediation services to families.
Our Holistic Doula Training Program was designed to allow women free access to doula care. And our Food Pantry allowed families to receive the overflow abundance of local co-ops and restaurants.

As The Matrona continued to grow we have provided scholarships to our midwifery and doula training programs. We continue to offer this into the present and our focus today is providing midwifery and doula education to women of color and single moms through no cost teaching programs and retreats. Our hope is that this opportunity for education benefits communities by providing knowledgeable and devoted caregivers who, in turn, provide service to families and communities in need.



Our Accessible Doula Scholarship Program

Prince George’s County, MD
and many more areas!

20 Doulas trained in each class who are then able to take this amazing Holistic Doula wisdom and skills back with them and return birth to the families in their community!

Contact for more information
or visit our Accessible Doula Scholarship page for information and dates
or our Holistic Doula Program for curriculum.




In 2015, we have offered the following no-cost for teaching programs…


A Women of Color Retreat in Baltimore
Three days of Holistic Childbirth and

Midwifery Education to an amazing twenty-five women.

A Holistic Doula Program in Mexico City
A four-day Certified Holistic Doula Training

for 25 dedicated women.

Quantum Midwifery: Handling Complications in Practice
A two-day program in Mexico City

for 25 aspiring and practicing midwives

And coming in December…A Five-Day Homeopathy Intensive
Homeopathy for Practice in the Childbearing Continuum
in Mexico City


On behalf of the Baltimore Birth Tribe, we can’t thank you enough for the Quantum Birthworkers Retreat. The wisdom you carry and so generously share is ancient yet futuristic. We left feeling elevated not as birthworkers but as women.
You are a gift and we are forever grateful.

~ Nilajah Brown

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