Birth Attendant School

training missionary midwives for developing nations

Training Overview

Learn spiritual and practical aspects of midwifery in the developing world - from pregnancy and delivery to the child under two

Date

Start date: 3 July, 2016
End date: 3 June, 2017.

Costs

Birth Attendant School Lecture Fees:
$4010 AUD per person plus 30 AUD registration fee ($60 for couples).
These fees cover accommodation, food and tuition.

Advanced Birth Attendant School Fees:
$1,325

Outreach Fees:
Costs will vary ($7,500-$9,000AUD) depending on the outreach location, exchange rate, changes in airfare, etc.


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Prerequisite

A successfully completed Discipleship Training School.

The Lecture Phase

Learn God's heart and gain practical skills for normal labour and delivery in developing communities

The Birth Attendant School will train you in maternal health, reaching out to marginalised women and their families, to provide skilled help for pregnant women, and manage problems surrounding birth and following. As a highly specialised midwifery school, the BAS will train you for developing nations, not for work in the Western world. On the Birth Attendant School you will have opportunities to volunteer in busy urban hospitals as well as rural clinics and villages. You will learn the importance of prayer and worship, listening to and obeying God. Special attention is given to teaching and training women about their bodies, nutrition, hygiene and safe birth practice. The goal is to provide safe deliveries and decrease death. Being with a woman in this critical time of childbirth opens doors for close relationship, prayer and ministry with their families.

What you'll experience during the lecture phase.

Afternoon Workshops

We put our heads together, we work together to complete our homework and wrap our minds around what our speakers have been teaching us. We get hands-on, touching models, looking at posters, creating songs to remember how use our midwifery skills and more.

Job's Cry

"I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger." Job 29:15-16
In teams we research a location, an unreached people group, what God is saying about the state of health care. It may even be one of our outreach locations. Then together we wait on God for His strategy and how to intercede as we prepare to be used by Him in the nations.

Health Care Gospels

Be it hand washing or clean umbilical cord care, the nations need to hear it. People are dying preventable deaths: Lack of hand washing leads to diarrhoea, leads to dehydration, leads to death! Following Jesus' example, we take health care topics and weave them together with simple gospel messages, practicing how to teach a community essential things that will save lives and prevent disease.

Topics & Speakers

A variety of international health care workers and medical professionals with years of experience come to teach you midwifery in missions

Week 1.

Anatomy and Physiology

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Week 2.

The Godly Midwife and the Nature and Character of God

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Week 3.

Global Health Issues

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Week 4.

Antenatal Care

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Week 5.

Complications in Pregnancy

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Week 6.

Care of the Woman at Birth

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Week 7.

Grief and Fear of the Lord

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Week 8.

Spiritual Dynamics to Birth

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Week 9.

Care of the Newborn and Normal Postpartum

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Week 10.

Primary Health Care Needs

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Week 11.

Unity and Team Dynamics

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Week 12.

Evangelism

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Outreach Phase

Applied lecture phase - putting into practice what you've learned; studying and managing complications in pregnancy

Outreach may look like you delivering mums giving birth to their first or fifth child; antenatal clinics that will be non-stop blood pressures for three hours, or taking an hour to do one check-up; postnatal care in women's homes; newborn assessment on the fly, or a relaxed assessment while mum and grandma dote on the new bub.

Your staff will be with you to oversee your application of skills that you have learnt during lecture phase, as we travel to one or more nations.

Mission experiences during the outreach phase.

working in hospitals and communities

We will get permission to work in clinics and hospitals. We will serve and learn through antenatal care, immunisations, conducting deliveries, working with hospital staff, teaching in schools, clinics, homes, and anywhere we can gather a group of people!

applied lecture phase

On our second lecture phase we will study the four main killers of women during pregnancy, labour, delivery and the postpartum period. Our weeks consist of both interactive lessons and hands-on application of what we learn as we continue to work in a clinical setting and manage complications in pregnancy and delivery.

worship and intercession

A part of being a midwife who serves and loves the Lord is that we hear his voice regularly in a place of intercession and get his heart for the nations. Together as a team we will bring God's presence through our prayers and times of regular worship together.

Meet the Staff

Bek D.

 

About Bek

Sarah L.

 

About Sarah

Briana L.

 

About Briana

Meghann M.

 

About Meghann

Amada S.

 

About Amada

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