Building on the foundation of basic midwifery skills, we delve in deeper, to learn and practice speculum exams, measuring dilation, catching babies, managing postpartum bleeding, and assessing newborns. Herbal medicine, placenta medicine, homeopathy and acupressure is taught and applied throughout the curriculum material. Requirement: Beginning Midwifery Skills Practicum or equivalent experience.
"I had the pleasure of attending both the Beginning and Intermediate Midwifery Skills Practicums with Chanti. She has a graceful way of cultivating such a safe, respectful, and open place for learners of all experience and comfort levels. She creates space to both share all of her amazing wisdom and training, and allow each participant to share their knowledge as well. Chanti is the perfect mix of bold and humble, her trainings are free of ego and competition, and create a warm atmosphere of sisterhood. I am so grateful to Chanti for being an incredible teacher, and for the important work and advocacy she is doing within the birth community. I cannot recommend Chanti's training or workshops highly enough."
- Amy Liss, Health Education Researcher, Doula, New York, New York
"I loved the learning about the herbs and homeopathy. Chanti is very thorough and gives room for everyone! I very much enjoyed the safeness of the speculum exams."
- Joyce Havinga-Droop, Doula, Westchester, New York
"I loved all of the hands-on experiences: cervical dilation, "catching" techniques, pelvic exams. And the thoughtful, compassionate ways to touch moms and babies."
- Jenny Langbehn, Doula, Yoga Teacher, New York, New York
"I loved the generous sharing and relaxed expression in this class. The knowledge of herbs was new education for me at this level and I will use it more in my life and with clients. Thank you for your vulnerability when teaching, being a wise woman sharing your knowledge and experience with us."
- Angie Clarke, Doula, New York, New York
"I loved the practical parts of the workshop: dilation, speculum exams, injections, palpating the mother's belly, receiving the baby. It was great to have hands-on experience with so many aspects of pregnancy and well woman care. It is so useful to have the knowledge and understanding of the technical parts of pregnancy and birth."
- Narcisa Jovic, Doula, New York, New York