Charting & Birth Terminology

Charting for the Birth Assistant or Student Midwife

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This charting & terminology class is designed for the Student Midwife or Birth Assistant attending Community Birth (home or free standing birth center birth). This class is a complete entry level course for those charting at community birth. Labor, birth and postpartum paper charting covered. *Bonus material: interview with Midwife on expectations for charting from a Midwife perspective! Also, real live Newborn Exam audio to practice your charting!

Topics covered in this class:

Birth Terminology & Abbreviations
Labor Flow & Birth
Immediate Postpartum
Charting during an emergency
Newborn Exam
Chart Audits

Textbook (recommended not required): Bailliere's Midwives' Dictionary

Equipment Needed:

Black Pen
Availability to download and print documents provided

Your Instructor

Micki Persons & Chelsea Doyle
Micki Persons & Chelsea Doyle

Micki & Chelsea teamed up in 2010 when they opened Northwest Birth Assistants. They changed the name to Birth Assistant Education in 2020 because people all over the United States and many out of the country were enjoying their courses. They taught the first Birth Assistant Basics Course in Kirkland, WA. in January 2011. Since then they have taught many classes around the US. They were the first training program for Birth Assistants on the west coast and have taught more classes than any other program around. Together, they have attended hundreds of births, work for a busy birth center and work with local legislative regarding birth assistant laws. They bring passion to the classroom and love to teach together! Their vision is to create a learning environment where students can learn the skills and knowledge to attend births globally!

Collectively Micki & Chelsea are skilled, educated and experienced in birth assisting and birth center development & management. They are considered experts in their area and have been sharing their knowledge of birth with a national audience.

Course Curriculum

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.
Can I earn college credits for this class?
Maybe. We are not an accredited educational institution, therefore college credits are not earned. However, if the college you are attending accepts life skills, this class may grant you credit. We do know of some Midwifery schools that will consider this class equivalent to their course required in the program!

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