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Birth attendant training course


The Artemis Birth Attendant Academy was created by Nickita Starck and Angela Chamberlain in 2022 under the umbrella organisation When Push Comes To Shove 

Nickita and Angela decided to join forces to create the childbirth revolution. Education is severely lacking for parents and birth workers alike. The Artemis Birth Attendant Academy Course was born to close the education gap for a much needed resolution.

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the course that will change the world

The course will train you to become a birth attendant, enabling you to support natural birth. The training is a one year online programme with live seminars and in person skills workshops. Mainstream maternity services are currently very overstretched and many people are not receiving good quality care and are often left with ongoing trauma. We aim to fill in the gaps in care not provided in the mainstream. As experienced birth practitioners, the course leaders have a great understanding of how a poor birth experience can have negative outcomes for the whole family. Suicide in the postnatal period remains the leading cause of maternal death. We aim to reduce this. Studies have shown continuity of care greatly reduces the need for medical intervention and improves outcomes for mothers and babies. Most care models are not in a position to implement a continuity model. Artemis birth attendant academy will train people to be able to offer support so women and families can make truly informed choices about their care and feel understood and listened to. You will be able to provide support alongside what the mainstream can offer or outside of this system. Birth is a natural process that occasionally requires medical intervention not a medical process that occasionally happens naturally. Trauma from a poor birth experience is sadly commonplace and can have long term negative effects on whole families.

We offer support to all pregnant women and their families. Once trained, you will be in an excellent position to support natural birth and build your own successful business. You will receive ongoing mentorship and support.
Positive birth experiences lead to healthy children and families.

 There will be an access fund so low income families will have access to care they deserve. This is provided by our sister company When Push Comes To Shove.


ABAA In The Press

Nickita and Angela will be speaking at The South Wales Wellness Show

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about us

Angela has worked in healthcare for over 25 years. She is an award winning midwife with over 12 years midwifery experience. Angela is an expert in natural birth. Holistic therapist. Wife, mother and birth activist.

Angela is also a qualified When Push Comes To Shove Birth Practitioner. She completed The Midwife Lifeboat Course in January 2022

Nickita is the founder of When Push Comes To Shove. She is an experienced natural birth practitioner and an expert in alternative/native maternity practice. 

Nickita works closely with The World Council For Health and recently spoke at The Better Way Conference in Bath. 

Nickita is also an incredible life coach and public speaker specialising in spiritual/self development and a teacher of 'A course in miracles'. 

Nickita is a mother to two girls, wife and birth activist. 


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