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Beth Anne Moonstone, Director, Midwife , CPM, MA.ED
email: beth at peacefrog.org
Offering Midwifery Classes and Workshops since 2000

[Please note: if you found us using the old link for womancraft.org that as of 12/13/2020 our new link will be MidwiferyOne.com]

Fall semester begins Sept 1, 2021 (new student applications due July 15, 2021)

Spring semester begins January 10, 2022 (new student applications due Jan 1, 2022)

  • To provide a nourishing interactive learning environment to study midwifery and the midwifery model of care

  • To preserve the internship/apprenticeship model of training

  • To provide an affordable education pathway for students to study midwifery within their home community.

The Midwifery ONE Education is a three semester 16-month online distance midwifery academic program. Most courses are taught in an asynchronous format without scheduled meeting times. Courses with a C prefix, for clinical, have scheduled required online meeting times to allow for skill review and instructor Q&A time. All courses have required textbooks, reading, written assignments, projects, presentations, quizzes or exams, and specific due dates. Students work in a small support cohort and have regular contact through discussion boards and virtual cohort semester check-ins. 

The course is designed to provide a strong academic foundation for both new aspiring midwives and apprenticing midwives. You will be expected to challenge yourself and channel your passion for midwifery as you work through the course material. This course is a private program and is not accredited by another authority. Completion of the program requirements leads to a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation from the instructor. 

To receive a Certificate of Completion students must:

  • Complete all courses with a grade of at least 75.

  • Complete all homework assignments and projects within an 15 month time frame

  • Complete CPR for the HealthCare provider

Must be age 18+

CPR for the HealthCare provider (may be completed during course year)

High School diploma or GED/Equivalent

Semester 1

  1. MW100A: Introduction to Midwifery

  2. BIO101A: Anatomy for Midwives*

  3. BIO102B: Embryology (half semester)

  4. BIO102A: Human Fertility (half semester)

  5. MW101: Prenatal 1

  6. C100: Physical Exam Skills

Semester 2

  1. BIO100: Biology for Midwives*

  2. MW102: Prenatal 2 (half semester)

  3. MW103: Prenatal 3 (half semester)

  4. BIO104: Nutrition for Midwives

  5. BIO105: Lab work and Testing

  6. W100B: Culturally Sensitive Midwifery Care

  7. MW105A: Intro to Research and Evidence Based Medicine

Semester 3

  1. MW104: Labor and Birth 

  2. MW106: Postpartum Care (half semester)

  3. C101: Newborn Care

  4. C103: Complications: Labor and Birth

  5. MW: Perinatal Loss (half semester)

  6. MW105B: Research Part 2

  7. GP300: Midwifery Research Presentations

(* credit for these courses may be transferred with evidence of a college level course in this subject)


Full program tuition is $4500. and is paid on a $1500. per semester schedule. (additional fees for textbooks and supplies).
A $500. deposit is due prior to the start of each semester to hold your place in that semesters cohort. The remaining balance of $1000. must be paid in full by the first day of classes that semester or via the payment plan option. Semester payment plans are a deposit of $500. before the semester beginning followed by $334. per month for three months. Payment are paid the 12th of each month.

All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE . You will receive a response from the program director within 15 days of receiving your application with instructions on how to pay your deposit and complete your registration paperwork. Should you withdraw from the class within the first 30 days, 90% of any tuition paid minus the non refundable deposit will be refunded.


Student Midwife of Color Scholarship: Each semester Midwifery ONE offers two 50% tuition reduction scholarship for students of color. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email. 

Student Midwife LGBTQ+ Scholarship: Each semester Midwifery ONE offers one 50% tuition reduction scholarship for a LGBTQ+ student midwife. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email. 

Midwifery Access Scholarship: Each semester Midwifery ONE offers two $300. tuition reduction scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. For details on how to apply for this scholarship please drop us an email. 


About the Midwifery ONE Education Program 
Previously known as the WomanCraft Midwifery Education, the Midwifery ONE Education program is a completely updated program that utilizes the virtual learning environment to provide a strong structured student environment. There is a strong emphasis on core knowledge, systems thinking, critical thinking skills, and trans-disciplinary learning.

Our new name represents a long overdue shift towards a more inclusive form of midwifery education that values the diverse racial, cultural, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds of students, supports families of all types, and that acknowledges that parents, birthing individuals, and those that care for them identify with many gender identities or sexual orientations.  Our mission is to create an welcoming, safe, equitable, inclusive, anti-oppressive, self-reflective program. Midwifery ONE is about taking the first step on your journey as an aspiring midwife.

Our Midwifery Education programs are designed to provide a strong academic foundation for aspiring midwives working on the PEP (Portfolio Evaluation Process) route of training to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and for those not seeking certification that would like to build their midwifery knowledge base. Our program provides academic training based on the core competencies set forth by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA).

*Disclaimer* CPM requirements, and the PEP Process are regulated by the North American Registry of Midwives and change/update frequently. Students are encouraged to check NARM's requirements on a regular bass and educate themselves about both NARM regulations and the laws (or lack there of) that pertain to midwifery in the state they plan to practice in. Midwifery is regulated/unregulated differently in all 50 states. Please visit MANA for information on your state.

About Beth Anne Moonstone, MA.ED, CPM (she/her/hers)

Beth is a Midwife, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Midwifery Instructor, and an experienced college science professor. She has 20 years of experience as a homebirth midwife and doula. Beth holds an AS degree in Midwifery from SWTC (MEAC), a BA from Union University & Institute, and a MA.ED in Natural Science and Environmental Education from Hamline University. Beth has a special interest in experiential education models and strives to provide a variety of different styles of learning in both her classroom time and on-line modules to allow each student to learn in a way that works best for them.

In 1999, she founded the Midwifery ONE Education program (previously known as WomanCraft Midwifery Education) to provide an affordable, accessible route to midwifery training for more women. She has been the lead instructor in the program for 20 years and has had the honor of helping many student midwives on their path to becoming midwives. Beth has a special interest in experiential education models and strives to provide a variety of different styles of learning in both her classroom time and on-line modules to allow each student to learn in a way that works best for them.

Direct Entry Midwifery
Typically Direct Entry Midwives (DEM) attend women who seek to give birth at home. Midwives of this nature are usually deeply connected to their community and have strong ties with other parents, providers, and midwives within their community. A Direct-Entry Midwife is an independent practitioner. DEMs acquire their skills through apprenticeships with other midwives, self study, and/or through a structured midwifery school or program. Midwives are specialists in normal pregnancy, labor and birth. Direct entry midwives carefully screen their clients for risk factors and encourage them to seek physician backup when needed. DEMs also are trained to recognize complications and call for assistance when necessary. A Direct-Entry Midwife is trained to provide continuous quality care (see Midwifery Model of Care below) to healthy women and newborns throughout the childbearing years. CPMs are direct entry midwives but not all direct entry midwives choose to be CPMs.

Certified Professional Midwife-(definition courtesy of MANA -seehttp://www.mana.org)

A Certified Professional Midwife is a knowledgeable, skilled, and professional independent midwifery practitioner who has met the standards for certification set by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and is qualified to provide the Midwifery Model of Care. The CPM is the only midwifery credential that requires knowledge and experience in out-of-hospital settings. (MANA, 2020)

Midwifery Model of Care(definition courtesy of MANA -seehttp://www.mana.org)

The Midwifery Model of Care is a fundamentally different approach to pregnancy and childbirth than contemporary obstetrics. Midwifery care is uniquely nurturing, hands-on care bore, during, and after birth. Midwives are health care professionals specializing in pregnancy and birth who develop a trusting relationships with their clients, which results in confident, support labor and birth. While thee are different types of midwives practicing in various settings, all midwives are trains to provide comprehensive prenatal care and education, guide labor and birth, address complications, and care for newborns. The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. The Midwifery Model of Care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well- being of the mother/birthing parent throughout the childbearing cycle; providing the mother/birthing parent with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support; minimizing technological interventions; and identifying and referring women/birthing people who require obstetrical attention. The application of this woman-centered model has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.(MANA 5/15/96)The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. (MANA Midwifery Task Force, 2020)

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    Application for MidwiferyONE Spring 2021 (due Jan 20, 2021)
    by Beth Moonstone - Sunday, 13 December 2020, 8:41 AM

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    Director: Beth Anne Moonstone, MA.ED, CPM

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