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Emergency Birth Skills Course – 2024

Registration Ends September 23, 2024
Start Date: Sep 28
End Date: Sep 29
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Learn what to do in the situation of an emergency birth when higher care is not available. This two-day skills course will be taught at our Taos Mtn. Campus in Taos, NM September 28th – 29th, 2024. Students will learn in-person how to facilitate a safe and respectful birth, even in remote and post-disaster settings. **This course is not intended as a substitute for qualified medical care.

**This 2 day on-site course includes a 24-hour online training module prior to the pre-coursework available starting in June – read more below.

STEP 1: Complete pre-coursework module before the on-site training and assessment in July.

STEP 2: Students completing Doula Certification must also complete the pre-coursework doula module before the on-site training.

STEP 3: Attend the 2-day on-site training session for full completion of the Emergency Birth Course.

The Emergency Birth Course covers the following topics:

– Delays in Care during Emergency/Disaster scenarios

– Blood Pressure, Pulse/Heart

Rate, Temperature

– Why Mothers die (Maternal Mortality):

– Urinalysis

– Care during Eclamptic Convulsion

– Emergency Antepartum Scenarios

– Leopold’s Maneuver and Fetal Heart tones

– Obstructed Labor

– Normal Birth in Emergency Situations

– Cord cutting

– Placental expulsion

– Shoulder Dystocia

– Management of Breech Birth

– Vacuum Assisted Delivery

– Hemorrhage/Shock

– Why Babies die/causes of Neonatal Deaths

– Helping Babies Breathe

– Relactation & Supplemental

– Acupressure and Massage in Labor

– Repositioning Baby

– Breech in Antepartum

– Management of OP, Back Labor and Stalled Labor

– Herbal Tinctures in Labor

– Labor Positions

– Rebozo and Bengkung Wrap

– Birth Ball & Peanut Ball

– Water Birth

– Postpartum Herbal Support

– Labor, Birth & Postpartum Scenarios

– Newborn Care & Lactation

– Prenatal Exercise

– Pain Strategies

– Breathing Techniques

– Visualization, Affirmations & Relaxation Techniques

– Journaling & Coloring as Therapeutic exercises

– Power of Music

– Antepartum Scenarios

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Pre-Coursework Module Access Dates: pre-coursework opens August 19th, 2024. This is a 24-hour module that students will work on at their own pace and must complete before the on-site training in September.

Registration for this course will close on September 23rd, 2024.

On-Site Training & Evaluation: September 28th – 29th, 2024. This is a 16-hour hands-on training course.

Location: Our Taos Mountain Campus Location, Taos, NM.

Lodging: Camping is available for registered students during the course on a first come, first serve basis. There are also options near the campus (87571 zip code) for hotels, Air-Bnbs, tent/car camping, and RV parks.

Remote Evaluation Option: For students who want to complete this training but cannot attend the on-site course, we do have a remote-evaluation option available upon request. During registration, please indicate if you need to utilize this option so we know to reach out to you to schedule the session.

Equipment Needed for Online Training Module:

Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope, Thermometer, Rebozo or Fabric, doll, human model for demonstration, internet connection.


**The following rate includes tuition for the online module as well as the onsite training.

Regular Tuition: $310 (Processing fees apply.)

Venmo, Check, E-Invoicing, Money Order Discount: $310 (No processing fees)


**Students who are not able to attend the 2-day skills training and assessment do have a remote-assessment option.

The pre-coursework module must be completed before attending a remote-evaluation with an instructor. This option must be requested at the time of registration.



Students can purchase the Emergency Birth Skills Course and the Earthwise Doula Certification course for a special bundle price.

Bundle Tuition: $600 (Processing fees apply.)

Venmo, Check, E-Invoicing, Money Order Discount: $600(No processing fees)


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