Be trained and equipped in basic midwifery skills. Discover God's passion and broken heart for those who are oppressed, specifically in developing nations. As you assist in delivering babies, you will intercede for them through prayer, worship, and proclaiming truth.
Be challenged in your relationship with God, find your purpose in the Great Commission, and embark with us on the adventure!
Almost 600,000 women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth each year — 98% are living in developing nations.
The Birth Attendant School (BAS) is offered as a single combined course of 48 weeks. The course begins with a 12 week lecture phase completed at the YWAM Perth base, followed by a further 12 week lecture phase and two 12 week field assignments in one or more developing nations — a total of 11 months training and practical hands-on learning.
The school aims to focus on Muslim women and their families, providing training in all aspects of midwifery in developing nations.
Pregnancy is a happy time, but for most in the developing world it is life threatening. Major Topics Include:
Antenatal care, nutrition, newborn care, labour and delivery, postnatal care, the child up to two years of age, teaching and training, spiritual dynamics to birth, team dynamics, primary health care and community development. God's heart for women and womens' health issues.
The vision of the school is to establish mother and child health clinics in developing nations and to teach and train women in mother and child health.
After completing the BAS, there is the option to join us in training indigenous women from the developing world, in mother and child health care with Simple Health Seminars. You could serve on a Medical Boomerang Team
, start a clinic in a developing nation, or join staff and help to disciple and train others!
The current number of babies delivered since 1997 by the Birth Attendant School is 3,994.Prior to doing the Birth Attendant School or following your BAS you could also do the Introduction to Primary Health Care School (IPHC). 80% of the health care needs in the developing world TODAY are primary health care - you can gain skills to focus on the 80% need. Doing the IPHC plus the BAS will give also you an associates in Maternal Health through the Univeristy of the Nations. Get some more info on the IPHC!