Midwifery Finishing School

A 7-week online course to close the gaps in your midwifery education

Your Springboard to Confidence

So, you just spent a few years studying midwifery and you feel like you learned so much (because you did!) and now you’ve started your practice and realize there’s SO MUCH MORE to learn. Being a new midwife can be overwhelming and humbling but I don’t think it needs to take so long to go from novice to expert. So I created Midwifery Finishing School (MFS) to speed up the process!

How? MFS is a 7-week online course for newer or student midwives and its full of the un-Googleable knowledge and decision-making skills that you probably didn’t get from school or your apprenticeship; training in phone triage, miscarriage management and alternative treatments for clients with mild cervical dysplasia, even self care for birth workers, just to name a few. I didn’t include anything I remember from school, just pro-tips I’ve learned from 20 years of experience, research, courses and reading. I’ve even added client handouts and algorithms on everything from gestational diabetes  to bacterial vaginosis to make this course one big midwifery hack.

When in doubt, you’ll have a handout!

Click here for a full list of topics covered and handouts provided

Class Begins January 20, 2020, Click below to enroll now!

MFS mean fewer feelings of helplessness for you and your clients

Do you know these stats? 

  • 7% of people who give birth will experience postpartum thyroiditis 

  • Approximately 40% of people are MTHFR positive which can cause pre-eclampsia, depression, and placental abruption, just to name a few things

  • About 20-25% of people will experience postpartum mood disorders (often caused by thyroid problems and contributed to by MTHFR gene mutation) 

  • Black and indigenous birthing people and their children (at least in the US and UK) are dying at rates 3-4 times higher than their white counterparts and those numbers are getting worse. 

Yes, your clients will experience those statistics personally! Are you prepared to give excellent care? Birthing families benefit SO MUCH from a provider who is well educated on these issues, their remedies and when to refer that I believe all midwives should have a working knowledge from the get go. Together, with this knowledge, we could fill some gaping holes in OBGYN care. 

This is what I get the most excited about teaching!!! I’ve included meticulously detailed instructions on how to properly test for and treat the thyroid and MTHFR gene mutation, as well as more in-depth knowledge about natural ways to address postpartum mood disorders and post-miscarriage care, giving specific doses and algorithms and siting sources as I go.

I also give the basics about black maternal and infant mortality. I don’t go nearly as in depth as the topic deserves because there are plenty of black birth workers and activists who have wonderful courses in place and they deserve the money and credit for educating us about their community. I will point you in the direction of necessary reading and courses that I have benefited from.

Click here for a full list of topics covered and handouts provided

Continued Mentorship

Apprenticeships are wonderful and necessary but you couldn’t possibly learn everything you need for your own practice in the time-span you work under another midwife. You learn a lot but if you’re like me, you completed midwifery school, 330+ births, a few apprenticeships, an internship and 1½ years of working at a busy birth center and had still NEVER managed a miscarriage or an abnormal pap, or heard a midwife discuss ways to reduce birth trauma with their clients. 

If you’re like me, you then found yourself in private practice with no more mentorship but SO MANY MORE QUESTIONS.

 

Midwifery Finishing School is THE bridge between apprenticeship and solo practice.

It’s 7 weeks of classes and Q&A. It’s the answers to questions that aren’t google-able. It’s all the nuances I’ve collected from 20 years of attending births. For a complete list of the topics covered, check out the syllabus page here!

Class Begins January 20, 2020, Click below to enroll now

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Here’s How It Works

Midwifery Finishing School trainings are held weekly, live on Zoom for 7 weeks. Each session is approx 1.5 hours

Live Q&A’s at the end of each class to make sure you get that one-on-one mentorship you need. (You can always email questions if you can’t attend the live sessions.)

One follow up call scheduled a week after the course ends.

Corresponding client education, algorithms, consent handouts and resource lists are available for many topics.

Facebook group where you can compare notes and build community with other midwives and students, plus, you’re an MFS’er for life! You can retake the program for free each year, for as long as the program exists.

For more information on Midwifery Finishing School, and to preview the curriculum, go to the Program Tour here.

Who is Midwifery Finishing School For?

Whether you’re a CNM, CM, CPM or LM, this course was made with student or new-ish midwives in mind! A more experienced midwife who wants to learn how to test and treat the thyroid, provide MTHFR testing, follow up testing and treatments or what follow up testing is applicable for clients experiencing recurrent miscarriage would also learn a tremendous amount. Some doulas have even enjoyed taking this course. Basically, it’s for anyone who wants to:

  • Gain more confidence in their practice

  • Enjoy midwifery mentorship and community

  • Elevate and add services to their care

Who Teaches Finishing School?

Karly Nuttall, Licensed Midwife, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and Peri Hydrosteam Therapist.

Karly has been studying midwifery and attending births since 1999 and wants to give you the short cuts to confidently providing the highest level of care right from the start!

What’s the investment for finishing school?

The investment for Finishing School is

$497

 3-month payment plans available with monthly installments of $175.00

$347

This is a discount for midwives and students of color.  A 3-month payment plan is available with monthly installments of $125. 00.

Email us for the discount code! 

Tour the Program Curriculum:

Algorithms and guidelines for your practice

Developing your midwife brain

Setting realistic expectations for your clients

MTHFR gene mutation testing, follow up testing, effect on pregnancy and treatment

Thyroid testing, interpretation and treatment

Miscarriage management and follow up testing

Decreasing complications through the perinatal experience with nutrition and supplementation

Thorough education on prenatal testing

Hyperemesis management

Natural remedies (including herbs and a few homeopathics) for pregnancy discomforts

Developing sensitive communication skills to increase client satisfaction

Common misconceptions to watch out for in your clientele

Removing guilt and shame around changes in a birth plan before birth and parenthood happen

Decreasing birth trauma with realistic expectations and education

Decreasing racial disparities in birth outcomes (a short course you should follow up with a teacher of color)

Triage

Management of irritable uterus/prodromal labor

Protracted labor

Recognizing a posterior labor pattern

Support through a Cesarean section

Vaginal seeding

How to educate clients on postpartum sex

Referrals and recommendations for painful sex postpartum

Vaginal steaming 

Post cesarean scar care

Perinatal mood disorders and appropriate use of natural  treatment options

Screening for pelvic floor dysfunction

Diastasis

PAPs and alternative treatments for cervical dysplasia

Birth control options, in depth health risks and nutrient deficiencies caused by birth control and how to mitigate the negative effects for those who want/need hormonal birth control or a copper IUS

 

Identifying tongue tie

NBS education

Stridor

Birth Marks

Hip dysplasia

Transient Tachypnea

Menstrual Health

Improving Menstrual Cramps

Improving Short or Long Cycles

Common abnormalities you may see during a pap

Ectropion

Alternative treatments for Cervical Dysplasia

Endometriosis

Effects of stress on the body 

Being on Call

Adaptogens

Diet and Lifestyle Habits to Support a Healthy Endocrine System

 

 

 

 

Signs and symptoms of uterine rupture

Ultrasound

Cold and flu remedies

UTI remedies

Birth tub prep

If the midwife doesn’t make it for the birth

Newborn hearing screen

Postpartum instructions

 

Endometriosis help

GBS consent

MTHFR significance in pregnancy and management

Client history

Informed refusal list

Checklist

Pediatrician summary

Calcium tea

Postpartum vaginal steam instructions

Eye ointment consent/refusal

Vitamin K informed consent

Signs and symptoms of VKDB

Danger signs in pregnancy 

Mastitis management

GDM test instruction handout for clients

GDM help 

GBS informed consent

Supplements for a lower risk pregnancy and birth 

Prenatal nutrition

Thyroid evaluation and treatment

Gall sludge management

Cholestasis management

Preeclampsia prevention and testing 

Diastasis and body mechanics

 SIDS prevention

 

 

PRICING

INVESTMENT

$497

Or 3 Payments of $175

6 weekly trainings

Live Q&A’s

One Bonus follow up call 

Complete library of resources and handouts

Private Facebook group 

STUDENTS OF COLOR

$347

Or 3 Payments of $125

6 weekly trainings

Live Q&A’s

One Bonus follow up call

Complete library of resources and handouts

Private Facebook group

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Class Begins January 20, 2020, Click below to enroll now