2nd Year Descriptions
The second year academically is an intense year of more foundational classes, but at the same time we move into the heart of midwifery. To get all the courses in the 2nd and 3rd year, they are divided into 3 semesters instead of two. These semesters are shorter, but will be sufficient to cover the subjects well. You will start and finish each year calender wise as the first year.
Intermediate skills are learned in all the midwifery topics.
This full 2nd year is given to understanding the covenants of God. In His love, God surrounds the relationship with His children with covenant. Covenant is more than an agreement, a contract, or even a legal understanding. Covenant is a spiritual act, a force of God that ensures His promises and gives us a sure, solid, and non shake-able understanding of His love to help build our relationship with Him. Understanding this is foundational for a midwife to know that she can absolutely count on the Word, and on God’s promises.
BIOL-Embryology is a foundational course. In the last two years it has been an awakening by the students to embrace what an awesome God we have. The forming of a baby should shake a student to the core of her heart how amazing this process is and how God thought of every detail. This is an intense course, but is well taught.
CHEM-Fundamentals of Chemistry is a course to help understand the core of nutrition, herb course, and some parts of the diagnostic labs. This is not a regular academic course rather a course to understand the principles of chemistry. This course is done online.
BIOL-Applied Microbiology is a course to help understand the processes of microbes. CHAM is a midwifery school that is about prevention and building the health of the mother. When you understand how different pathogens function, and the environment they need to have to thrive, a student can teach the mother how to take down the microbes, and build health in their place.
MDWF-Prenatal II This course is designed in going beyond the basic of prenatals to take each step in the prenatal with the goals to build health, t each parents how to recognize their rights in order to make decisions, and empower the mother to take control of her health. Another main goal is to help correct the mother’s chemistry so that by delivery, she will be as alkaline as possible to decrease inflammation, and to give her a strong foundation for her hormones to shift in a normal manner.
MDWF-Normal Labor and Delivery In this course, students study and review each stage and phase of normal labor. Principles of how God designed the woman’s body to labor and our part to encourage that normality instead of interfering with it, is the heart of this course. The goal is that the students will know normal so well, that when processes that don’t line up with normal are seen, she will be equipped with the NARM required skills to take whatever measure is needed to get the mother back on track if possible. Students will learn to work with the father and the input that he receives from the Lord, and learn how to follow God in each labor.
MDWF-Newborn Care, is a course to know the parameters of what a normal newborn looks and acts like. The student will learn to assess the newborn at different levels with different skills to learn the wellness of the infant. This course teaches newborn care in the first three days of the infant’s life. Infants have the job of leaving intrauterine life to extra-uterine life and have to adapt to immediate changes. A good midwife understands and watches these changes being equipped with skills to intervene only when it is needed. The goal is to keep mother and baby together and a great majority of the time, this can be done.
MDWF-Postpartum Care is a course of understanding the changes the mother goes through both physically, and emotionally after birth. The goal is to know the normal process of postpartum at all it’s different levels well and in addition the -variations. The focus of this course is in the postpartum period immediately after birth and the first three days. The hormones that shift in a woman’s body are God designed and students will learn to make sure that all the processes are complete and knowing how to help this sometimes intense time. Breastfeeding is taught in this course
MDWF-Postpartum Care II, is a course to teach the care of the mother and infant 3 days to 6 weeks postpartum. A midwife is responsible for the care of both mother and infant during this time period. This is a labor intense time in making sure the mom and baby are doing well during recovery from birth and all the physiological and emotionally shifting that takes place in both mother and baby during the first 6 weeks. To understand this time period well for both lives, a student will learn this time frame best by understanding mother and baby are still one and many of their recovery processes synchronize with each other. Breastfeeding continues to be taught in this course.
HLTH-Diagnostic Labs. Midwives use blood work as one of the foundational assessment tools for the mother’s wellness. Students will learn in this first course to understand both urine and blood tests commonly performed by midwives. They will also know where to look up information for special situations in pregnancy.
HLTH-Diagnostic Labs II. This course teacher metabolic disorders and common disease conditions in pregnancy. By the end of her academic training, the student will be combining this part of diagnostic labs with functional blood chemistry to more accurately assess where the mother is in health.
HLTH-Diagnostic Labs III. This third course will focus on assessing the baby’s wellness in the second half of pregnancy, and tests for mother and baby after birth. This will a combination of pulling from a lab book by Anne Frye and learning to assess the mother’s emotional state to help understand what is going on with baby.
HLTH-Nutrition. This course in nutrition covers first what health and wellness looks like and how nutrition and health practices can change not only our DNA, but level out hormones and strengthen tissues. Digestion will be fully covered, students will move on to macronutrients.
HLTH-Nutrition II. The students will finish macronutrients and move on to micronutrients. All the nutrition courses will be taught from a whole foods perspective.
HLTH-Nutrition III. This class will finish micronutrients and move onto enzymes. A solid diet for pregnant and nursing mothers will be discussed and students will learn how to set up a dietary program for each mother.
HLTH-Health and Fertility. This course is designed for students to know the parameters of health and how it can affect fertility. Among other problems this young generation is plagued with adrenal and thyroid deficiencies, leaving them with hormone imbalances and too often, miscarriages. Health cannot be built quickly so students will be given a more long term vision on how health builds.