Train With The InTune Mother Society

A Community Based Approach to Culturally Centered Perinatal Education

 

A Sustainable Community Perinatal Health Worker Training

 

Are you interested in supporting women and families from preconception, pregnancy, and throughout postpartum?

 

The InTune Mother Society aims to expand our reach and provide training for underserved/underserved women living within Oklahoma County and surrounding areas. We are offering a three(3) month training which includes preconception education, birth doula, postpartum care, basic breastfeeding support, and childbirth education. We work through an intentional lens of healing justice, by identifying with the need to offer innovative ways and solutions to eliminate racial disparities among marginalized childbearing populations. In doing so we have designed this program to show how we can holistically respond to and intervene on generational trauma and violence and to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression on our culture, heritage, traditions, bodies, hearts and minds as it relates to community based care. We believe we can impact preconception, pregnancy, birth, and ability to parent in a sustainable way. At The InTune Mother Society, we believe that it is the right of every birthing mother to have culturally sound support and education from preconception to postpartum. Because many of the moms we serve, see several different doctors during their pregnancy, we recognized the lack of continuity of care. Our Sustainable Community Perinatal Health Workers program offers preconception, nature based contraception care, childbirth education, birth doula, postpartum care, and breastfeeding support for each client served as a way to ensure there is a continuity of support for at least one year and one day (366 days of care). Each participant is assigned a CPHW and they are with the childbearing family from the time of entering the program until completion. 

 

Currently, we will offer three(3) high impact training opportunities for 20 women per training, three(3) times a year, beginning February 2020 to sustain our community based perinatal health program. We will offer three(3) partial scholarships for those in economic hardship for each training launch (a $325 deposit is required to qualify for partial scholarship). In exchange for the cost of training, we require a one year commitment of service for which there is a per client and per childbirth class compensation to which we provide a nominal stipend (details given upon registration). After one year, commitments may be renewed and compensation will continue for your service. 

 

Requirements for Interested Applicants

 

  • Flexible schedule (available to be on call for labor/birth)
  • Be 18 or older
  • Pass a background check
  • Self identify as Black/African American/African/Woman of Color
  • Reside in one of these targeted zip codes (73102, 73104, 73105, 73110, 73111, 73117) or identity yourself as an eligible community member or ally
  • Provide nonjudgmental, non-bias, non-faith-based support and education
  • Able to access required reading materials (books, articles, etc.)
  • Reliable, personal vehicle, driver’s license, auto insurance
  • Have a cell phone
  • Have computer or tablet and internet access for email communication and online portion of training

 

Overview of the Community Perinatal Health Worker Role

Community Based Birth Doula Certification via DONA International

  • meet with each mother 3-4 times during pregnancy in their home
  • assist with planning for birth, postpartum , and breastfeeding goals
  • provide support with nutrition and general well-being of each mother
  • educate on comfort measures, typical labor pattern, and signs of labor
  • provide continuous support during labor and birth

Postpartum Care

  • provide 7 postpartum visits in home concluding at 8 weeks
  • provide basic breastfeeding support
  • assist with light chores such as dish-washing, laundry, or meal prep
  • provide early response to signs of postpartum mood disorders

Breastfeeding Support

  • provide basic breastfeeding education on latch, positions/holds, and pumping
  • assist mothers with addressing latch issues
  • make referrals for more extensive lactation issues when necessary 

Childbirth Education

  • provide monthly classes within your designated neighborhood 
  • educate on emotional and physical changes in pregnancy
  • educate on nutrition
  • educate on comfort measures and signs of labor 
  • educate on breastfeeding
  • educate on baby wearing
  • educate on natural family planning method 


Apply!

 

Think you’re ready to join us in improving birth for Black mothers and babies in Oklahoma? Submit your application to become a Community Perinatal Health Worker through The InTune Mother Society. We look forward to hearing from you.



A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO GET ACCESS TO COURSE OUTLINE


Partial scholarships are available to those who qualify

Classes begin soon!!!

February 2020 – April 2020

Phase I: Holistic Path To Birth Work $150 (If registered before December 31st, 2019)
Phase II: Childbirth Education Observation (Required for DONA Certification)
Phase III: DONA Approved Birth Doula $500 (Facilitated by DONA Approved Trainer Nikia Lawson)

LIMIT 20 PARTICIPANTS

PAY IN FULL NOW: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/650
PAY DEPOSIT: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/250
Request payment plan

May 2020 – July 2020

Phase I: Holistic Path To Birth Work $250 (If registered before March 31st, 2019)
Phase II: Childbirth Education Observation (Required for DONA Certification)
Phase III: DONA Approved Birth Doula $500 (Facilitated by DONA Approved Trainer Nikia Lawson)

LIMIT 20 PARTICIPANTS

PAY IN FULL NOW: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/750
PAY DEPOSIT: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/250
Request payment plan

August 2020 – October 2020

Phase I: Holistic Path To Birth Work $250 (If registered before June 30th, 2019)
Phase II: Childbirth Education Observation (Required for DONA Certification)
Phase III: DONA Approved Birth Doula $500 (Facilitated by DONA Approved Trainer Nikia Lawson)

LIMIT 20 PARTICIPANTS

PAY IN FULL NOW: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/750
PAY DEPOSIT: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/250
Request payment plan

All enrollments are non-refundable. You may pay it forward and offer your seat to another person as a gift or sell it.

 

***If you wish to host, sponsor, or contract  with me a LIVE IN PERSON 3 to 5 day training in your community (A minimum of 5 participants are necessary in the state of Oklahoma) Ask about our hourly rate for organizations and institutions.

***There is a 10 participant minimum for out of state travel to host a 3 to 5 day training.

***Looking for a flexible self-paced or individualized training program? Enroll in our 9-week online Holistic Perinatal Health Worker Program. 



Thank you for your interest in becoming an Certified Community Perinatal Health Worker through TIMS.