A Community Based Approach to Culturally Centered Perinatal Education
A Community Perinatal Wellness 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 capacity to serve the childbearing community living within Oklahoma County and surrounding areas. We are expanding our training options to provide a full-spectrum Perinatal Wellness program which includes:
- InTune Mother Pathways Program
- DONA International Birth Doula
We work through an intentional lens of healing justice, by identifying with the need to offer innovative ways and solutions to support underrepresented childbearing populations. In doing so we have designed this program to model a holistically responsive approach to ecological medicine to intervene in the structural violence and trauma to bring collective practices that can impact and transform the consequences of oppression to the culture, heritage, traditions, bodies, hearts and minds as it relates to community-based care. We believe we can impact the perinatal stages of wellness through Preconception, Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, and the ability to Parent in a mentally healthy and sustainable way. At The InTune Mother Society, we believe that it is the right of every birthing family to have culturally sound support and education from preconception to postpartum. Because many of the families we serve will see several of our providers during their pregnancy. We recognized the need for continuity of care and our Perinatal Wellness Consultant program offers this option through preconception, holistic family planning, childbirth education, birth doula, postpartum care, and breastfeeding support.
Requirements for Interested Applicants
- Be 18 or older
- Pass a background check
- Commit to 12-month apprenticeship
- Able to invest time and financial resources to complete the program requirements for certification
- Reside in one of these targeted zip codes (73102, 73104, 73105, 73110, 73111, 73117, 73160) or identify yourself as an eligible community member or an ally
- Able to access required reading materials (books, articles, etc.)
- Reliable, personal vehicle, driver’s license, auto insurance
- Have a cell phone
- Have a computer or tablet and internet access for email communication and online portion of training
Overview of the Perinatal Wellness Program
This (12-month) 2000 hour apprenticeship community-based course is for anyone who wants to make a difference in the way families experience preconception, conception, childbirth, breastfeeding, postpartum, and childrearing. Whether you are already familiar with the field of perinatal health or maternal and child health, working for an organization or institution that wants to increase its social impact regarding perinatal health in vulnerable communities, or just starting out on a new career path, this training opportunity will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions through social art practice and healing justice for childbearing families.
This community-based training will debunk common assumptions around what resources are needed to begin acting as a social innovator for perinatal health promotion. We will learn from the numerous examples of perinatal art practices and innovations happening all over the world, with a mission to make maternal and child health services equitable and accessible for all. You will be challenged to get out of your comfort zone and start engaging with the diverse spaces around you. By the end of the training, you will have formed a collective approach to perinatal health innovation through on the job education, leading with birth work through community health promotion. Thus you will develop the concepts, mindset, skills, and relationships that will enable you to sustain a movement and evolve as a community-centered, perinatal health care provider and change maker.
Think you’re ready to join us in improving birth outcomes for childbearing families in Oklahoma? Submit your application to become a Community Perinatal Wellness Coach through The InTune Mother Society. We look forward to hearing from you.
PAY IN FULL NOW: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/3250
PAY 10% DEPOSIT: Paypal.me/InTuneMother/325
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 for a LIVE IN PERSON 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 LIVE IN PERSON training.
***Looking for a flexible self-paced or individualized training program? Enroll in our 9-week online Holistic Perinatal Health Worker Program.
We are now offering our (6) month Pathways Extension program as well as our (12) month 1:1 Pathways Mentorship program.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Nationally Certified Perinatal Wellness Coach through TIMS a registered partner of the Oklahoma Department of Labor.