Birth is a sacred and natural process.

Women already have the wisdom within them to give birth.


Offering Midwifery Classes and Workshops since 2000
Beth Anne Moonstone, Director, Midwife , CPM
37 Thayer Street Amherst, MA 01002
413.345.5030 email: beth at womancraft.org

Please check out the course brochures listed below for more details. You may also request information by sending email to beth@womancraft.org

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Join the 2016 Midwifery Studies Class

WomanCraft blends a holistic woman-centered, family-center philosophy of care with in-depth academic knowledge, technical and experiential hands-on skills, and clinical research. Our programs are designed to provide a strong foundation for aspiring midwives and apprenticing midwives. WomanCraft honors and encourages the tradition of apprenticeship within midwifery.

WomanCraft programs provide a strong academic foundation for those seeking to become traditional homebirth midwives. We believe that there are many paths to midwifery and many different types of midwives. WomanCraft honors student midwives from a wide range backgrounds and seeks to support them in their path towards midwifery. In addition to your academic training you will also need to complete an apprenticeship period with a senior midwife. WomanCraft can not provide or guarantee apprenticeships.

Our program follows the core competency document designed by the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) as the standard body of knowledge necessary for the entry level midwife. Students can elect to work towards the national certification of Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the National Registry of Midwives (NARM). Students would need to complete additional clinical hours, requirements and an apprenticeship for the PEP process. Please see the NARM Website for more information

WomanCraft Mission Statement:

  • To provide a nourishing interactive learning environment for women to study holistic midwifery
  • To preserve the apprenticeship model of training and the age old tradition of woman to woman, mother to mother passage of knowledge
  • To allow women who cannot afford the growing cost of formal midwifery school and/or the time away from their children a route to study midwifery

The LOCAL MIDWIFERY COURSE 2016 includes:

  • 9 in-person full day intensive workshops that includes clinical skills training
  • 10 on-line distance education modules
  • NRP Certification & Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn Workshop with Karen Strange
  • CPR for Healthcare Professionals Training
  • Cultural Competency workshop
  • Hands-on skills practice

The Midwifery Workshops will meet monthly from 10AM - 6PM one Saturday a month beginning March 2016. There will be no classes in August. Cost is $2790. including CPR, NRP and Cultural Competency training. Monthly payment plans are available.


General Course Outline

  • Life of a Midwife, Medical Histories, Physical Exam Skills (March)
  • 1st Trimester, Embryology, Human Fertility (April)
  • Anatomy for Midwives, Vaginal Exams (May)
  • 2nd & 3rd Trimester, Prenatal Care, Pregnant Moms to Visit Class (June)
  • Normal Labor and Birth (July)
  • Labwork for Midwives, Venipuncture, Nutrition (September)
  • CPR for HealthCare Providers
  • Newborn Exams, the Postpartum Period, Breastfeeding (October)
  • Breastfeeding Intensive (November)
  • Complications & Alternative Presentation, Skills Exam (December)
  • Cultural Competency Training (online)
  • Closing & Graduation (DATE TBA: April 2017)


The ONLINE MIDWIFERY COURSE 2016 includes:
NEW! Rolling admission. Join our 2016 class today!
$1500. Monthly payment plans are available.
(Pay $125. a month for 12 months)
12 month class utilizing online lectures, review quizzes, discussion forums with other students, skills study and in-depth academics.

Online Course Outlinelogo

  • Life of a Midwife, Medical Histories, Physical Exam Skills
  • 1st Trimester, Embryology, Human Fertility
  • 2nd & 3rd Trimester, Prenatal Care, Pregnant Moms to Visit Class
  • Anatomy for Midwives, Vaginal Exams
    Normal Labor and Birth
  • Labwork for Midwives, Nutrition
  • Newborn Exams, the Postpartum Period, Breastfeeding
  • Complications & Alternative Presentation, Skills Exam
  • Cultural Competency Training (online)

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