certified sensitive midwife course

There is vast evidence to support the need for more midwife specialists in South Africa and the world. Sensitive Midwifery Academy is proud to offer its Certified Sensitive Midwife Course to help fill this need.

reasons to do the certified sensitive midwife course

  1. Current and future nurse-midwife training doesn’t yield midwives experienced or knowledgeable enough to be confident practitioners in any sphere of midwifery’s scope of practice, including antenatal, labour and birth, postnatal, and Mom and Baby care in the first six months
  2. Advanced midwifery does not suitably address the expert but ‘basic’ midwifery skills that make for the safest, most satisfying experience of labour and birth for women
  3. There is no qualification that recognises and teaches the profound value or the positive outcomes of being an authentic midwifery specialist

extent of the certified sensitive midwife course

  • Spans midwifery care in pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatally, and up to six months after birth
  • Revisits basics of midwifery but concentrates on evidence-based, physiological, ‘natural’ midwifery care throughout
  • Explains the difference between clear midwifery scope of practice and ‘grey’ areas where referral to an obstetrician or interventive unit might or might not become necessary, ensuring proficiency of students to differentiate and cope with each scenario
  • Refreshes students’ knowledge of and expertise in dealing with a wide range of complicated pregnancy, birth, and postnatal scenarios

who should do the certified sensitive midwife course?

The course is applicable to all basic-trained nurse-midwives working in any sector (independent practice, private and public hospitals, educational institutions; government sector), whether in the antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal, or parenting advisory field.

structure of the certified sensitive midwife course

  • Five full-day tutoring modules with Sensitive Midwifery lecturers held roughly once a month over five months (including video teaching, demonstrations, and group discussions)
  • Course material for each module, and further material to read and work through at home
  • Per module project work applicable to each student’s current or intended field
  • A Sensitive Midwifery Academy graduation and certification event within one month of completion of the final full-day tutoring session

brief outline of the certified sensitive midwife course

MODULE ONE: 

Holistic pre-conceptual and antenatal education, care, and risk detection and management.

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MODULE TWO: 

An in-depth study of physiological labour and birth, and risk detection and management.

See more…

MODULE THREE: 

Midwifery management of adverse events and complications during pregnancy, labour and birth (up to six hours post-birth).

See more…

MODULE FOUR: 

Holistic postnatal mother and baby hospital and home care, breastfeeding support, and risk detection and management (from six hours to six weeks post-birth).

See more…

MODULE FIVE: 

Holistic clinic and independent practice education, support and care of the mother and baby (from six weeks to six months post-birth).

See more…

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certified sensitive midwife course

There is vast evidence to support the need for more midwife specialists in South Africa and the world. Sensitive Midwifery Academy is proud to offer its Certified Sensitive Midwife Course to help fill this need.

reasons to do the certified sensitive midwife course

  1. Current and future nurse-midwife training doesn’t yield midwives experienced or knowledgeable enough to be confident practitioners in any sphere of midwifery’s scope of practice, including antenatal, labour and birth, postnatal, and Mom and Baby care in the first six months
  2. Advanced midwifery does not suitably address the expert but ‘basic’ midwifery skills that make for the safest, most satisfying experience of labour and birth for women
  3. There is no qualification that recognises and teaches the profound value or the positive outcomes of being an authentic midwifery specialist

extent of the certified sensitive midwife course

  • Spans midwifery care in pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatally, and up to six months after birth
  • Revisits basics of midwifery but concentrates on evidence-based, physiological, ‘natural’ midwifery care throughout
  • Explains the difference between clear midwifery scope of practice and ‘grey’ areas where referral to an obstetrician or interventive unit might or might not become necessary, ensuring proficiency of students to differentiate and cope with each scenario
  • Refreshes students’ knowledge of and expertise in dealing with a wide range of complicated pregnancy, birth, and postnatal scenarios

who should do the certified sensitive midwife course?

The course is applicable to all basic-trained nurse-midwives working in any sector (independent practice, private and public hospitals, educational institutions; government sector), whether in the antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal, or parenting advisory field.

structure of the certified sensitive midwife course

  • Five full-day tutoring modules with Sensitive Midwifery lecturers held roughly once a month over five months (including video teaching, demonstrations, and group discussions)
  • Course material for each module, and further material to read and work through at home
  • Per module project work applicable to each student’s current or intended field
  • A Sensitive Midwifery Academy graduation and certification event within one month of completion of the final full-day tutoring session

brief outline of the certified sensitive midwife course

MODULE ONE: 

Holistic pre-conceptual and antenatal education, care, and risk detection and management.

See more…

MODULE TWO: 

An in-depth study of physiological labour and birth, and risk detection and management.

See more…

MODULE THREE: 

Midwifery management of adverse events and complications during pregnancy, labour and birth (up to six hours post-birth).

See more…

MODULE FOUR: 

Holistic postnatal mother and baby hospital and home care, breastfeeding support, and risk detection and management (from six hours to six weeks post-birth).

See more…

MODULE FIVE: 

Holistic clinic and independent practice education, support and care of the mother and baby (from six weeks to six months post-birth).

See more…

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