Black Sisters Birth Academy® Birth Assistant Program

This program is designed to support the development of aspiring Black midwives as they train to become certified birth assistant to community midwives. This program includes:

  • 12-Months Access to the Online Birth Assistant Program

  • Virtual Group Q & A, Module Reviews, and Skill Days

  • Downloadable Birth Assistant Manual

  • Access to Our Resource Library

  • Access to External Assignments with Birthing Families & Community Midwives

  • Access to Our Community Membership Group & More

Program Benefits

Designed to enhance your learning and refine your skills.

  • Module Reviews

    Weekly virtual module reviews for 12 months in a group session covering the main objectives of several modules within your online course. A time for you to ask your questions and get your answers.

  • Skills Days

    Monthly virtual skills days for 12 months in a group session for skill development. A time for you to ask your questions and get your answers.

  • Support Group

    Students will have access to our Thinkific Community Membership group while in the program in addition to our private Facebook group upon program completion. Monthly Virtual Q & A is provided within both groups for continuing education and professional development.

Testimonials From Sisters With Purpose.

We Are Changing Lives One Birth At A Time!

Alexa Hughes

Bethany Branch-Erby

Melody Cunningham-Lopez

A Promised Midwife For the Most High

Ama Lundy, BA

Black Sisters Birth Academy® provides students opportunities to work side-by-side with community midwives.

A Chosen Midwife with Deep Roots

Leslie Mcfarlene, BA

Black Sisters Birth Academy® creates a pathway for students to learn with birthing families as they cultivate their skills.

Phenomenal Midwife in the Making for Her People

Jocequelene Pressley, SM

Black Sisters Birth Academy® helps future midwives pursue their goal of midwifery with excellence.


Christina Jemine LM, CPM

Founder & CEO of Black Sisters Birth Academy®

Christina Jemine LM, CPM

Christina Jemine is a mother, midwife, motivational speaker, teacher and a children's book author. Before becoming a midwife and starting her practice at Black Sisters Midwifery Services, Christina served in the field of maternal-child health for over 10 years and has worked as a Mother-Baby and Pediatric nurse for 6 years at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY (her hometown). Christina loves teaching others about the beauty of birth and gets great joy from sharing her gift of learning with others. She is a graduate from The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville, Florida; a 3-Year Direct Entry Midwifery Program. Christina is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Sisters Birth Academy® formerly known as Black Sisters Birth Assistant Workshop; a course designed to train Black women in becoming birth assistants also known as a midwife's assistant. Her aim through these empowering trainings is to have our families well-supported, healthy and thriving during birth, by increasing the amount of Black birth assistants who are richly-rooted in the conscious remembrance that BIRTH: It's what we DO.

FAQ- Frequently Ask Questions

  • What are the requirements for certification?

    This program is designed in two phases. PHASE ONE: •Completion of the Online Birth Assistant Course •Completion of the Phlebotomy, Venipuncture, and IV Techniques Certification (External Course)* •Proof of NRP and CPR Certification (External Courses)* ​ PHASE TWO: Clinical Experience with your community midwife(s). Attendance at 3 prenatal visits (at 36 weeks +) and 3 out-of-hospital births.

  • How is the online course structured?

    The online course is recorded modules with external assignments to be completed within the course. You will receive a certificate of completion for the online course after all assignments are completed and after you have successfully passed your exit exam with an 80% or higher. You have six (6) months to complete your online course within PHASE ONE.

  • How long do I have to complete the online course?

    You have six (6) months to complete the online course from the date of enrollment (PHASE ONE). At which time your link will expire.

  • How long do I have to complete the program?

    You have one year to complete this program from the date of enrollment (PHASE TWO).

  • What if I don't understand the work or have a question about something in the course?

    There are several ways to seek out assistance for your questions. First, you can connect and learn from students in our Academy by posting your questions within our community. We're a family here so feel free to ask for help. Finally, if you need further assistance you may email me your question with a response time between 7 to 10 business days.

  • Can I work as a Birth Assistant after the completion this program?

    After you have received your program certification with us you may seek gainful employment as a birth assistant dependent upon your state laws. Please noted that each state, midwife or institution such as a birth center determines what their requirements are prior to hiring.

  • Who is offering this certification?

    Black Sisters Birth Academy® will be issuing the Certificate of Completion.

  • Is my program payment refundable?

    Enrolling into Black Sisters Birth Academy® is non-refundable. Any/all payments or fees made to Black Sisters Birth Academy® is non-refundable. A request to cancel or withdraw from Black Sisters Birth Academy® will be granted with a formal email submission to regarding the request. PLEASE NOTE: Any/all payments submitted prior to the decision to withdraw from the academy are non-refundable. If you are not at a level where you are financially capable to invest at this level, please do not apply!

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