Rise of the Traditional Community Midwife

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

Tomasina Oliver, DEM, LM, CPM, HHC with Shafia Monroe (Discussion)

  1. How much time has Shafia invested in birth work and when did it begin.
  2. Defining Traditional Community Midwifery
  3. What is your vision for how/why SMC Doula Training exists and how that relates to The Rise of the Traditional Community Midwife?
  4. The importance of our Elders and Matriarchs "passing torches" to the next birth leaders
  5. What thoughts would You, Shafia want to share about black maternal mental health; especially with all that is happening right now within our communities
Shaifa Monroe

Shafia M Monroe

Shafia M. Monroe is a renowned midwife, doula trainer, motivational speaker, and cultural competency trainer. Shafia has been “Birthing CHANGE” all her life. In 2016, Madame Noir named Monroe “Queen Mother of a Midwife Movement” for her pioneer midwifery work in Boston, Massachusetts, her hometown. It was there she co-founded the Traditional Childbearing Group (TCBG), a non-profit organization, whose mission was to reduce infant mortality through homebirth services, training community midwives, and providing prenatal education. Monroe served as Boston’s primary African American homebirth midwife from 1978-1991.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:00pm
Thomasina Oliver, DEM, LM, CPM, HHC

Tomasina Oliver, DEM, LM, CPM, HHC

Began exploring her interests in Natural Healing Arts and Complementary Medicine as a Midwife after the home birth of her first child in 1993. In the state of Florida, she completed her Diploma of Midwifery and graduated in 1997 from the School of Complementary Medicine.
Tomasina apprenticed with physicians and several other multi-disciplinary specialists to complete an internship as a Complementary Medicine Practitioner, and later became a Holistic Health Practitioner and Master Herbalist. Her skill set is unparalleled in diverse treatment options for the well being of Families, Mothers and Babies. Tomasina is proud to be Vice President of MANA! RISE MANA 2020!

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