Black Sisters Birth Academy
Are you a Black woman looking for training to become a birth assistant?
Black Sisters Birth Academy provides training for Black women in becoming birth assistants (also known as a midwife's assistant) in an environment that is warm, fun, & exciting with intentional space created for our collective healing, transformation and restoration as women. Our 3-day intensive certification course is MORE than a training; it is also a RETREAT. Our course will have you filled in more ways than one. Be prepared to STRETCH to your highest form of self.
Come be apart of a growing community of birthworkers that are doing the work to be the change that we need to see in our world today.
A Complete Birth Assistant Course
Birth Assistant Certification
A Birth Assistant Manual (Complete with reading materials and video links)
Membership Benefits & Bonus*
Catered Vegan Meals by Daily Ambrosia (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Medical Supplies & Equipment To Use For Your Training (Supplies, Medications, Stethoscope & Sphygmomanometer, etc.)
On-site Housing: 3 Night Stay (Resorted Community - featuring an extraordinary 10,000 sq.ft. clubhouse, lake & pier, zero entry resort-style pool complete with a waterslide, lazy river, and Kids’ water playground. The Tu Casa Tiki bar & fireplace lounge serves food for poolside dining. There is also a fitness center, volleyball courts, and a sundry shop and video arcade). PLEASE NOTE: Students will be received on a first come first serve basis. 8 students are enrolled per course to ensure quality engagement and training. On-Site Housing: The 1st two paid students will receive a single queen size bedroom. The 3rd and 4th paid students will receive a double bedroom. Due to social distancing at this time we provide 4 on-site housing spots (single rooms) and 4 non-housing spots per course. *All students must first complete their registration form to start the enrollment process. All prerequisites must be completed prior to attending your course with tuition and fees paid in full to be consider an enrolled student.
What is a birth assistant
The role of a birth assistant
Stages of Labor
Overview of OSHA and Universal Precautions
Identifying birth related medical supplies, equipment and use
Introduction to HIPAA and medical terminology
Performing and recording maternal and newborn vital signs
Birth room set up
How to handle obstetrical emergencies
In-Person Drills & Skills Assessment
Assessment of the placenta
Administrations of injectable medication and more...
2 Night Stay At A Gorgeous Resorted Community
Windsor at Westside Resort is one of the newest resort communities in the Kissimmee area. This gated resort features an extraordinary 10,000 sq.ft. clubhouse, lake & pier, zero entry resort-style pool complete with a waterslide, lazy river, and Kids’ water playground. The Tu Casa Tiki bar & fireplace lounge serves food for poolside dining. There is also a fitness center, volleyball courts, and a sundry shop and video arcade.
Delicious Vegan Dishes
Catered By Daily Ambrosia
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
At Daily Ambrosia, they believe in the whole you. Balancing cultural flavors with healthy, plant-based meals, Chef Sunny has the ability of taking you back home and placing you into a state of nostalgia. They believe that food should taste good and it should help you feel great and live better. Bon' appetite!
Monthly Refresher Courses Via Zoom (Obstetrical Emergencies, Medication Administrations, Phlebotomy etc.). (Valid for One Year from Your Course Date)
Access to Our Private Support Group
FB & IG Practice Feature on the Black Sister Midwifery Pages
10 % Discount On Our Events &/ Retreats
One Time Session with The Womb Sanctuary for soulWork Group Activities, Sound Therapy, Womb Blessing & more
One-Time Year Directory Subscription to Black Birthworkers Rock
An Official Black Birthworkers Rock T-shirt
THE WOMB SANCTUARY
Black Sisters Birth Academy believes in the necessity of providing holistic education that feeds the mind, body and soul of the individual and ultimately the collective. We have team up with The Womb Sanctuary to breath new life into each of our students by gifting them with soulWork Group Activities, Sound Therapy, Womb Blessing and so much more. We cannot help to breathe for others until we have learnt to breathe for ourselves.
Empower Our Women And Our World.
Black Birthworkers Rock LLC, a national/international social club for Black Birthworkers. The creation of this movement was designed to provide professional development support, empowerment and education to Black Birthworkers who are rocking the Black maternal health communities with initiatives and services.
Black Birthworkers Rock
How To Get Started
Tuition & Payment Arrangement
Immediately after completing your registration form your payment is required to secure your course. We have two payment options available for you. To make your payment or for more information on our payment options please click on our Tuition & Payment page below.
Complete Your Prerequisites
Once your registration form is processed and you have paid or have made a payment arrangement for your course you may start completing your prerequisites. This information is listed in the Prerequisites section below.
Must be a Black woman, 18 years old or older,
seeking training to become a birth assistant
Must be CPR Certified OR Must complete the Online CPR Course (Heartsaver CPR AED Online: eLearning Portion - Heartsaver CPR AED Blended Learning Course) prior to the hand-on skills sign off session provided by us.
Must be NRP Certified OR Must complete the NRP Provider Course Online (Required: Lesson 1,2,3,4 & 9) prior to the hands-on skills sign off session provided by us.
Blood Borne Pathogens &
Medical Record Documentation
Must be certified in Blood-Borne Pathogens and Medical Record Documentation prior to attending this course. Link provided below. When registering for these courses if you do not have a medical license number you may type "0000" in its place. You may select another approved provider to complete these courses of your own choosing.
Must have attended at least 3 out-of-hospital births prior to attending your course. Students must provide a record of each birth with the provider's &/ client's initials noted. A Home Birth Observation Record is provided in the Start Now button below. If you need suggestions on how to complete this prerequisite visit our
Need help completing your prerequisites?
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PREREQUISITES MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ATTENDING YOUR COURSE.
*If you are already certified in CPR &/ NRP you have the option to select & pay for the cost of your course only.
Need More Information?
You May View Our Academy Handbook Here.
MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY
"Black Sisters Midwifery encouraged me to step out and reach for things that belong to me! I know my purpose and I no longer fear going for it!"