Birth Keeping Online Course

Become an outstanding birth keeper with superior knowledge

become a part of the biggest birth movement on earth

Learn marketing skills &
start your own business

Our comprehensive curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including prenatal care, labour support, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and much more. Our experienced instructors draw upon their years of experience in their respective fields to provide our students with the knowledge and tools they need to become skilled birth keepers who can support families during one of life’s most transformative experiences.

Our birth keeping program doesn’t limit its coverage to just the birth process, as we recognise the significance of a diverse range of knowledge in this field. We invite renowned experts, who are highly skilled in various areas, such as marketing, cranial osteopathy, psychotherapy, homeopathy, closing the bones, rebozo, and natural medicine to share their insights with our participants.

We believe that birth is a natural, empowering process that should be approached with respect and reverence. That’s why our course emphasises a holistic approach that honours the mind, body, and spirit of both the mother and the baby. By integrating ancient wisdom with modern evidence-based practices, our students are equipped with the skills they need to support families during this life-changing experience.

In addition to our comprehensive curriculum, we also provide our students with valuable marketing, SEO, and self-employment skills to help them launch successful careers as birth attendants. Our goal is not only to provide our students with the tools they need to succeed but also to help them launch successful careers in the birth world.

Join us on this transformative journey to become a skilled birth attendant and help change the face of birth around the world.

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What you will get

  • Instant access to 52 modules and 3 bonus modules plus a welcome pack including: books & learning materials.  

  • Ongoing support & mentorship – Guidance on how to start your own business, all the tips and tricks 

  • Expert knowledge from over 20+ speakers with years of experience

  • A new outlook on birth, healthcare away from the ‘medicalised system’

  • Access to our wonderful community of wise women

  • Entry to our birth keeping directory upon completion of training 

Understanding the course structure

The Course Content

What you will learn. The course is broken down into five trimesters over 52 modules. The course
was created with the idea of completing a module each week. It is entirely self paced so you can
work at times that suit you. You have 2 years to complete the course.

Each module covers a different topic, at the end of each module there is a quiz for you to
complete to ensure your understanding of the module content. The quiz will need to be
answered correctly to allow access to the next module.

Below is an outline of the course content.

Trimester one

This trimester is designed to offer students a comprehensive overview of critical topics in antenatal care, focusing on the role and responsibilities of a birth keeper.

  • Introduction to the course
  • Preconception
  • History of the Birth Attendant
  • Human Rights in Pregnancy
  • Autonomy & Medical Ethics
  • Psyche
  • Trauma
  • Prenatal Considerations
  • Antenatal Care
  • Common Ailments
  • Conditions affecting pregnancy
  • Stages of Pregnancy

Trimester two

This trimester focus primarily on holistic wellbeing and alternative therapies.

  • Naturopathy
  • Microbiome
  • Nutrition
  • Carnivore Diet
  • Mental Health in Pregnancy
  • Ancient Birth Wisdom
  • Rebozo
  • Closing the Bones
  • The Power of Natural Herbs
  • Homeopathy
  • Native & Alternative Practises

Trimester Three

This trimester concentrates on physiological labour and birth.

  • Fetal Skull and Presentation
  • Oxytocin
  • Induction of Labour
  • Birth Environment
  • Labour
  • Waterbirth
  • Medical Interventions
  • Placenta
  • Natural Pain Management
  • Medical Pain Management
  • Uterine Inertia
  • Breech, Multiple births,
  • VBAC/ HBAC

Trimester Four

This trimester considers possible complications that may arise during or after birth.

  • Obstetric Emergencies
  • Vaginal Tearing
  • Baby at birth
  • Infant Feeding
  • Vaccinations & Screening
  • Tests
  • Circumcision / FGM
  • Grief
  • Freebirth
  • Baby Care
  • Postnatal Support & the Fourth Trimester
  • Safeguarding
  • Resuscitation

Trimester Five

This trimester is all about self improvement and development.

  • Becoming the Best Version of you
  • Spiritual Development
  • Spirit Babies
  • Next Steps

Bonus Modules

Extra content to take you on the next steps.

  • Navigating the System – This five hour module explores some common issues exploring
    bureaucracy within the maternity system and social services, providing an insight into
    system practices to enable you to support clients facing adversity.
  • Teaching – This module will focus on skills required to provide your own training. That
    could be in the form of antenatal classes, parent education or developing your own
    online course.
  • Marketing – This module will provide you with ideas, guidance and support to market
    your own business in the birth world.
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The Problem & Our Solution

Why Choose Artemis Birth Academy?

The over medicalised model of childbirth often prioritises the use of medical interventions and technology, rather than natural and physiological birth. This can lead to unnecessary medical interventions, including induction of labour, episiotomies, and caesarean sections. These interventions can have both physical and emotional consequences for the mother and baby, such as increased risk of infection, longer recovery times, and lower breastfeeding rates. Not to mention the emotional knock on effect for the entire family after a traumatic birth.

In comparison, a natural birth keeper focuses on facilitating and supporting normal, physiological birth without unnecessary interventions.

This approach acknowledges the innate ability of women to birth their babies and provides them with the necessary support, information, and resources to do so. This approach can lead to better outcomes for both the mother and baby, including shorter labour times, fewer medical interventions, and higher rates of breastfeeding and better mental health. This will subsequently help the entire family with a ripple effect of love and feelings of safety and trust.

As maternity care is changing, more women are seeking autonomy over their bodies and a more woman-centred approach to care. This means that there is a growing demand for natural birth keepers who can provide women with the care and support they need to have a positive birth experience both inside and outside of the system. By taking a natural birth keeper course, practitioners can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to meet this demand and provide women with the care they need to have a safe and empowering birth experience.

Our birth keeping course stands out among other courses because we offer a comprehensive program that goes beyond just training you and leaving you to fend for yourself. We believe that birth work is a lifelong journey, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
One of the unique features of our course is that we offer a monthly zoom meet up that creates a strong sense of community among our graduates long after you complete the course. You get to join a wider network of birth workers, and this provides you with a supportive platform to share experiences and challenges. You will have 24/7 peer support through Whatsapp.

We also provide free directory listings at When Push Comes To Shove (the world renowned alternative maternity structure) which can help you acquire work and build your business. Unlike other courses, we cover a wide range of topics that are not typically included in birth keeper training, such as cranial osteopathy, FGM, closing the bones, and homeopathy and natural medicine. This extensive content is an exceptional value, as you get to learn various skills and techniques that can enhance your practice.

Another unique aspect of our course is that we arm you with practical tools to make a success of your self-employed career. We provide training in SEO, marketing, and how to run a business, which are essential skills for any self-employed birth worker.

Finally, our course is grounded in the key component of spiritual and self-development. We believe that you cannot support women at the most sacred time of their lives if you are not the best version of yourself. Practicing being in the present moment is crucial, and we offer tools and techniques to help you know yourself, know birth, grow, and blossom.

If you are offered clients directly through us, you will be asked to donate 10% of your fee to The Beverley Beech Project (Access Fund). This ensures we always have enough money to provide low income families with free care that they would otherwise not have access to. We will be able to pay your fee if you are chosen to support such families with these funds.
There really is no other course like this.

This is a movement, a community and revolution. Join us!

Click here to learn more about the Beverly Beech Project & Access Fund

Our experts here to guide you

Our expert teachers

We are delighted to have a wonderful collection of expert teachers that will share their knowledge to enhance your training experience. Click on each expert to learn more about their speciality. 

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Nicky Adolphe

MA Bioethics & Medical Law

Nicky has an MA in Bioethics and Medical Law from St Mary’s University, Twickenham. She has interests in patient-professional relationships, gender aspects of health care, consent, vaccines and children’s rights.

When she became a mother, she trained and worked as a breastfeeding counsellor, gaining experience with listening skills and working with parents. She has always supported natural parenting styles, often advocating for parents’ choices with birth, breastfeeding and natural approaches to health. Medical ethics was a natural progression from breastfeeding and parent support.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Irene Garzon

Midwife Trainer

I’m Irene, 45yo midwife, mother of 3 free-birthed daughters aged 12, 10 and 1. Since 2002 I’ve got a paper from a UK university that says I’m a midwife. However, I believe most true midwives are born with this gift.
A couple of years ago I changed the UK for the Caribbean, removed myself from any midwifery registry and started to fly solo.
I’ve met several shamans (the Mayan word for midwives) since I live in the American continent and I can humbly say I’ve never been in front of wiser people than them. Their knowledge is ancient. Transmitted generation to generation. I can proudly call them my friends.
My main role is to educate others to protect the future of human kind.
I’m learning about herbs, mushrooms, tinctures… I’m learning about ancient medicine.
When I get tangled with society’s noise I go back to the roots and ask myself: what would my Stone age ancestors do? And I try to follow that instinct.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Dr. Sophie Messager

Doula, Author & Educator

Sophie Messager has a PhD in the physiology of reproduction and is a doula, author, perinatal educator, baby wearing instructor and healer. Sophie is an expert in Robozo techniques and facilitates teaching these alongside, closing of the bones ceremonies and mother blessings.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Jaclyn Dunne

Dip Hyp CfNregNutr

Jaclyn Dunne Dip Hyp CfNRegNutr is a passionate hypnotherapist and nutritionist who is dedicated to helping her clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of hypnotherapy and nutrition, Jaclyn has launched the Mind and Body Detox programme that aims to detoxify both the mind and body of negative thoughts and unhealthy habits.
Jaclyn obtained her diploma in hypnotherapy in 2014 and has since become a level 5 nutritionist. She firmly believes that what the mind believes, the body can achieve, and that is why she uses personalised hypnotherapy sessions to help her clients achieve a positive mindset. She also provides personalised nutrition plans to detox the body and promote optimal health.
Apart from her work in hypnotherapy and nutrition, Jaclyn is also an Holistic Lifestyle Coach with the CHEK institute. She is passionate about educating others on the benefits of a holistic lifestyle and works closely with her clients to guide and support them in making positive diet and lifestyle changes.
Jaclyn offers a range of functional medicine tests, including food intolerance testing, hair tissue mineral analysis, and DNA Fit Testing. By identifying potential imbalances and deficiencies, Jaclyn is able to provide targeted solutions to help her clients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
Jaclyn is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller What’s left to Eat and the author of Mind Body Miracle. Her passion for helping others achieve a healthy mind and body is evident in her work, and she continues to inspire and motivate her clients to live their best lives.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Phil Escott

Health & Lifestyle Consultant

Health/lifestyle consultant, seven-year carnivore and drummer Phil Escott got chronically ill as a vegetarian, and his body revolted with psoriatic arthritis and other autoimmune conditions in 2010, leaving him unable to move without severe pain, let alone drum or exercise, and he had to throw out all his existing “expertise” and start from scratch. Phil’s eventual combination of a carnivore diet with EMF and artificial light avoidance, cold thermogenesis and a range of other health enhancing practices reversed the “incurable” diseases that he suffered from. His book “Arthritis, The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” gained a foreword by Dr. Jack Kruse and has become an Amazon Kindle bestseller and is now available in print. Phil talks from personal experience about contemporary lifestyle and diet choices, disconnects from our ancestral heritage, emotional balancing and the simple but often misunderstood nature of spiritual awakening. He now consults with clients worldwide helping them to reverse their metabolic and autoimmune issues.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Laura Shanley

Birth Consultant, Author & Speaker

Laura is a freelance writer, birth consultant, speaker, and author of the book Unassisted Childbirth.She is also the mother of four children, all of whom were born at home without the help of doctors or midwives.
Writing and speaking about birth is one of her passions, but she is also fascinated by how the mind affects the body, what we can learn from our dreams, impulses and intuition, and how consciousness evolves on both personal and cultural levels.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Dawn Giulietta

MA Psychotherapist

Dawn is a psychotherapist whose passion and calling lies in the exploration of one’s true nature and untapped potential.

Drawing from her personal journey of awakening and self-realisation, Dawn dedicates herself to assisting others in uncovering their soul’s essence and discovering their authentic selves. Her ultimate goal is to guide individuals towards living a purposeful and fulfilling life, where they can embrace their unique gifts and make a meaningful contribution to the world.

Dawn’s expertise extends to individuals of all ages, including children and parents, as she strives to facilitate profound healing, transformative growth, and spiritual alignment. With unwavering support, she empowers her clients to dive deep into their inner worlds and engage in life-changing work that unlocks their fullest potential.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Alison shaloe

Midwife, Lactation Consultant & Birth Trauma Specialist

Alison is a trauma informed Midwife, Lactation Consultant, Birth Trauma Specialist, Havening Techniques®Practitioner and trainer, Reiki Healer and Spirit baby Intuitive. She supports women practically, emotionally and spiritually during fertility, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and after pregnancy loss.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Ann Zilka

Chiropractor

With almost four decades of chiropractic training and experience, Dr. Ann has become certified as a Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner, Webster Technique doctor, and a First Adjustment certified chiropractor. Embracing a gentle tonal philosophy of health, Dr. Ann has found that incorporating non force chiropractic approaches such as Torque Release Technique and Koren Stabilising Technique with her pregnancy and paediatric training has brought her into a place of unique understanding and integrated approaches which help her patients achieve a more optimal outcome than traditional chiropractic may provide.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Lauren Walsh

Homeopathy Expert

Lauren is a mum of 5, soon to be 6, she has been practising homeopathy for over 3yrs. Lauren has used homeopathy during her pregnancies, birth and beyond, she also uses it frequently with her own family with great success.

Lauren decided to start looking more into the wonders of homeopathy after seeing the amazing results on her son. He was suffering with seizures which started for no apparent reason and the doctors wanted to prescribe him with drugs that would mildly sedate him. At 6yrs old, she did not want this for him, so she began looking into alternatives. From the very first day he was treated, he has never experienced a seizure again! He has now been seizure free for 7yrs!

With the guidance of a very experienced mentor, Lauren began treating others and confidently self prescribing for herself and her family.

Due to the difference it has made in her life, Lauren felt a calling to share her knowledge with others, helping them ignite the power within to heal themselves.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Emma Phillips

Founder of School of Naturpathic Nutrition

Emma has been working as a naturopath, teacher and healer for 20 years and runs The School of Naturopathic Nutrition, in Cardiff, Wales. She is a consultant and author, as well as a mother of 3 little girls.

After beginning to use naturopathy for healing herself, she trained in naturopathy for 7 years and gained advanced qualifications. She has taught courses in London, Bristol, and Glasgow and went on to start the first College of Naturopathic Nutrition in Dublin.

Emma established the very first and now leading Naturopathic College in Wales.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Alison Byrne

FGM Specialist Midwife

Alison qualified as a Staff Nurse in 1990 and a Registered Midwife in 1993. In her 30 years of
Midwifery Practice she has worked in all areas and in 2002 developed The Well Womens’ Service for
clients who had been subjected to Female Genital Mutilation at a Trust in Birmingham. This Midwifery-Led Service provides holistic care for survivors of FGM for both pregnant and non-pregnant women.

She is now lead FGM Midwife responsible for 5 hospitals across 2 Trusts in Birmingham and is currently part of an NHSE 2 year pilot, providing holistic care and support to non-pregnant women aged 18 years and above at a Health Centre in Birmingham.Alison was co-founder of Birmingham Against FGM and is a member of the FGM National Clinical Group.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Louise Clay

Antenatal & Birth educator

Louise is a former midwife from London. She now practises as an antenatal and birth educator, who is passionate about providing families with education and support to have wonderful birth experiences at the most amazing time of their lives.
Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Rachel Leigh

Grief Workshop Facilitator

Rachel is a mother, educator, business owner, vegan chef and yoga instructor.

Rachel has used the pain of her stillbirth as an inspiration to shine her light in the darker areas of our lives. Rachel helps other souls work through the layer of grief in their lives so that we can truly live and enjoy life again.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Jeanette Faulkner

RGN, RM, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DipHyp

Jeanette became a Registered General Nurse in 1989 and then a Registered Midwife in 1992 – in those days this was the expected pathway to becoming a midwife. Between training experience was gained working in Neonatal Special Care and 0-2 years paediatric ward. As a midwife, Jeanette achieved Sister with responsibility for managing labour ward and spent many wonderful hours with a very strongly woman-centred community team resulting in a high home birth rate and low C-section outcome.

Health issues caused retirement from working shifts so after a stint as a school matron, she entered university to read BSc (Hons) Environmental Science followed by PGCE teacher training. She fell into project management and when the 2020 pandemic restrictions were put in place, felt a very strong calling to return to birth work – the best decision she feels she ever made. Jeanette’s practice is also enhanced with homeopathy, herbal treatments and hypnotherapy.

Her mantra? Knowledge is power – always be learning and bettering yourself, never stand still and always share knowledge.

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Lucinda Ford

Guardian of Birth, Lactation Master & Maternal Spiritual Guide

“I am a Mother, my most sacred role. I use my intuition to connect with women, to give them the confidence to trust in their own inner knowing. I am a guardian of birth and a master of lactation. I have a deep passion for reigniting women with maternal traditions.

My module is about the role of herbs in supporting female health and vitality. From the moment of conception to seven years postpartum the land around us is calling out to all mothers. We are surrounded by Mother Nature’s gifts and we are beginning to reawaken to her ancient wisdom.”

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Linda Lilwall

Independent Midwife, TBR 3 step rewind practitioner, Hypnobirthing practitioner and Massage therapist.

“I worked in the NHS as a Midwife for a period spanning three decades and noticed a more technocratic & medicalised model of maternity care being introduced in an attempt to mitigate risk. This has now escalated with pregnancies becoming increasingly interrupted or labour interventions occurring with increasing frequency.

In 2018 I left the NHS because I noticed how the ‘one size fits all’ model is not serving women and is undermining their confidence and birth experience.  My huge focus is now around the induction epidemic and I want to shine a light on the impact that this has on birth experience and trauma. I have supported literally hundreds of clients through my private midwifery practise at frombumps2babies.co.uk and feel proud to have been their guardian and guide.”

Nicky Adolphe Guest Speaker

Yvette Szarzynska

Hypnobirthing and Antenatal Teacher, Birth Doula and Early Days Mentor

Yvette is a Hypnobirthing and Antenatal Teacher, Birth Doula and Early Days Mentor.  She is a mother of 3 boys and truly passionate about home birth, after birthing two of her babies at home.

Yvette was introduced to the power of Hypnobirthing in 2009 when pregnant with her first baby. She discovered that was able to rely solely on Hypnobirthing techniques to give birth, despite experiencing a challenging, lengthy and medicalised labour.  This became a pivotal moment which sparked Yvette’s passion in birth.

She began her journey as a birth educator in 2014, studying at the University of Worcester and The National Childbirth Trust (NCT), qualifying as a Birth and Beyond Practitioner and Antenatal Teacher.

In 2017 Yvette became a Certified Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator.  After founding her own business – Birthing with Love, she qualified as a Birth Doula, extending her support into the birthing room.

Yvette has made it her mission to transform feelings of fear and anxiety around birth into calmness, confidence and excitement. Yvette feels truly honoured and blessed to call her passion her job, educating, supporting and guiding families during one of the most sacred times of their lives.

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what our students are saying

Tasha Cox

Having started the course a few weeks ago, I am blown away. I knew it would be good but its far exceeded my expectations. The quality and depth of material goes far beyond any course I have done previously in all academic settings. It’s great value for money. An investment not only for my own career but for those women and their families I will be serving.

The content is engaging and accessible, with a vast variety of different mediums.

The guest speakers are incredibly talented people and its an honour to get the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and wisdom.

But what is most obvious is the passion that has gone into every aspect of the course. Nickita and Angela’s dedication to the world of Birth is unmeasurable. The time they devote to their students is second to none. I feel supported and a part of something truly special.

The course has the potential to ripple down through generations to come. Celebrating the true beauty of birth it all its raw glory.

I am excited to be on this course and can not wait to see whats to come as I continue my journey with Artemis Academy.”

“This course is refreshing, Nickita & Angela are so passionate about giving and getting our power back as a woman. They honour the ways of connection, collaboration and communication to transform our birth experiences back to the goodness and kindness that it so deserves…One natural birth at a time. “We are safe, we are loved and we are wise.” Thank you for helping us to remember that. The course was authentic and flowed beautifully. I am confident that birth keeping is my true calling as a result of what I learned.”

“This is the place to come if you want to learn about the more natural way of bringing a child into this world and your rights as a mother, Doula and Birth Keeper. What these two amazing women don’t know about Childbirth isn’t worth knowing. Nickita & Angela give you the tools and the knowledge so you make your own informed choices, I love how they support other Mothers and give you confidence in you knowing your own body, your mind and soul.”

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Frequently asked questions

Artemis Academy provides an extensive one year training programme to become a certified birth keeper. This is not a midwifery course, you will learn traditional birth keeping skills as a non clinical practitioner.

This course is certified by our own governing body and operates independently from mainstream regulating bodies and guidelines. Our approach is centered around women and informed by native & traditional practices.

We operate outside the mainstream maternity system so if you are looking for a course that is approved by governing bodies, this may not be for you. The validity of our certification process is based on the weight of our integrity, course content and outstanding statistics of birth outcomes from those we train who serve these families.

Although a basic understanding of biology and anatomy will be useful, we do not ask for any formal qualifications to apply nor do you need experience. Just having a passion to want to empower and support women in childbirth is all that’s required. We do not teach clinical care so a medical background is unnecessary. In fact, we ask those with a medical background to forget their medical approach to childbirth in order to get the most out of this course.

We want those who possess what it takes to join the childbirth revolution. Our mission is to provide women and families with the best support tailored to their needs. This is a transformational course, not transactional.

If you feel disillusioned and restricted by the care you are currently able to provide as a midwife working within the medicalised system, this course is the transition you have been waiting for. If you want to work ‘with woman’ rather than ‘with system’ and have always wanted to practice truly autonomous care, then this is for you!

Instant access- This is a distance learning course so you can work at your own pace. Simply login and work through the modules.  There will be monthly live zoom webinars to give students the opportunity to ask questions and meet one another.

The course is a year long (52 modules) but all candidates will have upto two years to complete it. We understand everyone will have varying availability so please take your time to complete this course. 

As well as the 52 modules you will be expected to take time for personal study and conduct your own research alongside the course content. We ask all of our candidates to keep themselves updated with maternity care research.

The total course fee is £4000

There are finance options available. Click here to apply.

There are 52 modules. When you have logged into the course area you may begin. You must complete each module in order to access the next one. This includes a quiz in order to graduate to the next. Once you have completed a module you will continue to have access to it so that you can come back to it whenever you need to. All modules will have access & guidance to additional learning. The course offers multiple pathways to optimise your learning interests.

Alongside the course modules you will have a work book. This can be used to reflect upon your knowledge and build a personal portfolio of your learning.

If you have participated in the course for under 30 days are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money. Terms & Conditions apply. 

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