Midwifery history, politics and community involvement will be covered in this class. Students will be exposed to the long history of midwifery, from ancient Egypt to the modern day persecution of midwives. The midwife will be seen as a local activist for self ownership and students will be encouraged to become involved in the fight for maternal and women's autonomy. Business practices and ethics will be discussed to this end.

This course will be opened for enrollment soon and can be taken either independently, as a continuing educaion course or as one of the requirements for graduation from Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute's midwifery programs. To apply, please email anaturalbirth@hotmail.com for an enrollment packet.