Jaden Graham is a birthworker serving pregnant women and families in coastal, rural Northern California, a Western folk herbalist, a writer, and forever student in the mysteries and teachings of this infinite abyss. Rooted in a passion for building community, and for the beauty of the subjectivity and interconnectedness of all life, you can find more of her magic, musings, and herbal offerings on Instagram @thankful_earth and @spiralpathbirth." 

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Once upon a time, Indie Birth was working on tons of other projects and creating a school seemed like a totally ridiculous idea that was at least a decade away. 

But we like ridiculous, and people were bombarding us with requests to create a midwifery program for the seekers and black sheep and weirdos of the world.

With our growing network and the resources we had already created in conjunction with experts around the world, the foundation of our school basically built itself. 

Our hope is that the school, students, teachers, curriculum and wisdom will continue to grow and expand organically.

Our mission is big. It is to change the world and how women experience giving birth in it. We are big thinkers, dreamers, and non-conformists. And we believe that real change happens in community, with education that will ripple out across the world into the living rooms of women who are ready to step into their power.

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Throughout the program, courses are rooted in weekly reading, online lectures, meaningful discussion with your classmates and instructors, self-reflection, and once a week live coaching and connection calls to go deeper with the material, teach extended learning topics, occasionally do some life coaching, talk about real life birth experiences, and get to know one another. 

We thoroughly explore the sacred aspects of midwifery and what the midwife role might be, along with the nuts-and-bolts, scientific course material. Our programs are built on an unschooling model and we do not penalize students for having different opinions or approaches.

The result for you, the student, is a beautiful blend of the old and new, the Masculine and the Feminine. This course will challenge you with self-growth and exploration as much as it will challenge your technical skills.

We designed this program to have pacing and accountability built in so that you can fully commit, and succeed on your path to becoming the midwife our communities need.

The intention we have set is to attract serious students who want to focus and learn in a time-sensitive, rich and supportive setting.

At this time, Indie Birth Midwifery School is not MEAC accredited and has no current plans of becoming MEAC accredited. You can read more about that choice here.

The Indie Birth Midwifery School is an online academic and esoteric midwifery program for women that want the ease of an online school along with engaged midwifery mentors and a student community that supports embodied learning.

There are three parts to our paradigm changing program - the Introduction to Autonomous Midwifery course, the 40 Week Midwifery Foundations Program, and the Advanced Midwifery Program. 

The Introduction to Autonomous Midwifery will get your gears turning, and help you get in the groove so you'll be ready to take on the meat and potatoes parts of the program. You can read more about the 10 week intro course here.

The 40 Week Midwifery Foundations course has a focus on self-discovery, counseling skills and tools, alternative therapies, wise woman prenatal care, self expression, and research foundations. The program weaves in self-care, and inner spiritual and emotional work, the roots of our work as midwives and healers. Read more about it here.

The Advanced Midwifery course focuses on intimately learning the landscapes of labor, birth and the postpartum, deepening your midwifery skills, complex situations that can come up during pregnancy and birth, and setting up your sacred midwifery business. Read more about it here.

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Cydney is the epitome of the lover and mother archetypes. She is naturally a nurturer and sees the heart and human experience of others first and foremost. She began as a doula and jumped right into midwifery shortly after due to the fulfillment of her purpose involving the restoration and reawakening of the divine feminine and wise woman. Though her love for and deep connection to children reigns true, she has embraced the call to assisting women in claiming their autonomy at this intricate time through surrendering to our powerful bodies and transformative human experience.  

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