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Certified Midwife Assistant Program

Labor in Love Midwife Assistant Certification program is an extensive and hands on training program. In this program you will learn how to assist during prenatals, labor and during the postpartum period.
You will have hands on training and learning on how to take vitals, palpate a pregnant belly and listen to fetal heart tones from real pregnant people!
You will learn what do during a labor and birth as well as postpartum
After your class you will be assigned to a midwife close to your area, where you will go to 9 prenatal visits, 3 births and 6 postpartum visits and will be supplied with a doppler, blood pressure cuff and pulse ox!
After all the requirements are meet you will receive your certification and could work with any midwife in the state!


Things you will need

There are a few things you will need to have before and after class


  • Read Hearts & Hands by Elizabeth Davis

  • Examination of the Newborn by Anne Lomax

Classes you will need to take additionally for this class (can be completed up to 3 months after class)

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) Now Included!

  • NRP (Neonate Resuscitation Program)

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Things You Will Learn


You will learn how to do a full prenatal! You will learn how to take fetal heart tones, feel for position of baby, how to read a urine sample and take blood pressure


Learn how to chart prenatals, labors, newborn exams, and postpartum visits.

Labor and Birth

Learn how to set up the birthing area and take care of birthing families and midwife

How to Support Your Midwife

Learn how to support midwives and families they serve during prenatals, labors, births, and during the postpartum period.


Learn about holistic nutrition to help support a healthy pregnancy and labor


Learn how to do a full postpartum visit. Learn how to weigh and do respirations, heart rate, reflexes of a newborn and more!

Birth Emergency

Learn how to identify and treat emergencies during labor, birth and postpartum

Herbs in Labor

Learn what herbs to use and when to use them during labor, and birth.

Placenta Encapsulation Class

Whether you are a birth worker looking to enhance your services or an individual seeking to make a difference in the lives of new families, placenta encapsulation is the perfect job for you. Don't miss the opportunity to gain the essential experience you need to excel in this field. Register to our in-person class today!

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What Is Placenta Encapsulation? 

Placenta encapsulation turns the placenta into capsules that new mothers can consume after giving birth. The process occurs within 24 hours after birth. The placenta is steamed, dehydrated, ground, and then put into gel capsules. The capsules are tasteless.

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Why Should I take this Class?

Discover the benefits of placenta encapsulation – a nutrient-rich process that supports postpartum families and provides a lucrative income stream for birth workers. If you're a birth worker looking to add value to your existing services, or an individual seeking to contribute to the well-being of new families, placenta encapsulation is the perfect job for you. Gain the essential experience you need to excel in this field by attending our in-person class today. Don't miss this opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

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Who is teaching this class? 

My name is Rachel Mueller CD(DONA), CLC, DEM. I've been married to my incredible husband, Jeffrey, for 38 years. Our family consists of four children and five grandchildren. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and fishing. In my spare time, I love doing needlework, sewing, and watercolor painting. I worked in retail management, sales and marketing, business management, accounting, and as a professional volunteer before recognizing that birth work is my true vocation.  My credentials include being a Certified Aromatherapist, DONA Certified Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Independent Childbirth Educator, Certified Microbirth Instructor, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Professional Belly Binder, and doTerra Wellness Advocate in addition to my primary role as a Direct Entry Midwife.  I also have further training in water birth, Spinning Babies, T.E.N.S., acupressure, and hypnosis for labor. Inspired by the holistic and comprehensive approach of maternal care, in 2010 N.E.A.R. To You Midwifery & Doula Services Ltd. was established. 

Birth work sparked a fascination and obsession with the amazing Placenta!

In 2016, I trained under an established Placenta Encapsulation specialist. I later went on to train with Brilliant Birth Academy.

In my seven years as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, I have developed a proprietary encapsulation technique.

In this inaugural class, you will learn about the benefits of the placenta, common effects on nerves, hormones, and immune system, how to evaluate a placenta for encapsulation, care of the placenta, basic encapsulation methods and technique, tincture, printing, sanitation and safety, tips for securing the placenta, pricing, and placenta business basics.

I am a excited to share with you my love for the

divine Placenta.

With Support & Gratitude, Rachel


1st Part of class

July 19th-July 21st 2024

2nd part of class  

July 26th - July 28th 2024

Placenta class starts at 3pm on July 28th

All Classes At

1634 30th St NW

Canton, OH 44714

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