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Community Birth & Postpartum A​ttendant Training Program

The Community Birth & Postpartum Attendant (CBPA) course is designed to take experienced and ​inexperienced birth attendants and train them to serve community members through all possible pregnancy ​outcomes.

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About the Program

The CBPA training program focuses on acknowledging the inherent wisdom within ​our communities. Conceived by a woman of color and delivered by individuals of color, ​this program aims to fortify students with the necessary skills to offer reproductive ​health support to women and birthing individuals, with a specific focus on community ​members facing substantial disparities in prenatal and infant healthcare.

In 2023, Cohort 1, comprising 22 students who received full scholarships, underwent ​training. These students are currently engaged in the practical component of their ​education.

For residents of any state who are interested in applying for our asynchronous (self-pay) ​course, kindly navigate to the application page and initiate the application process by ​visiting the “Apply here” page and selecting the first option.

NM residents interested in applying for the 2024 asynchronous or synchronous ​scholarships please access the scholarship application by visiting the “Apply here” page ​and selecting the second option.

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Our Founder

Tintawi is a mother of five children and a proficient reproductive health paraprofessional. ​She holds the title of Olorisa of Yemoja in the Lukumi Tradition, is a Certified Doula (CBI), ​a Reiki Master Teacher, a PAILAdvocate, a former international doula trainer with ​Childbirth International, and a current doula trainer with Our Earth LLC. Additionally, she ​is a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Cert. NatMed (Accredited CTAA), and a Traditional ​Birth Attendant. Tintawi has extensive experience working with pregnant and birthing ​people and has attended births in diverse locations such as New Jersey, New York, New ​Mexico, and Ethiopia. She has had the privilege of receiving training in Mexican ​Midwifery traditions and African diasporic birth and postpartum rituals. Notably, Tintawi ​serves as the New Mexico Ambassador for Count the Kicks. She holds an Associate of ​Arts in Creative Writing from Santa Fe Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Creative ​Writing from Prescott College, and a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies ​specializing in Creative Writing and African Diaspora Studies from Prescott College. ​Tintawi and her husband Isatu, a Cytogeneticist, reside in rural northern New Mexico ​with their family and an array of pets.

Tintawi Kaigziabiher

Executive Director, ILE IFE

F​ounder, Our Earth LLC

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Course Description

  • This course aims to equip learners with the knowledge of supporting women and birthing ​individuals during the childbearing years. The approach taken is one that is client-centered, ​culturally sensitive, and community-oriented, with a strong emphasis on respecting the ​experiences of clients and their families.

  • Throughout this course, learners will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and ​significance of extended family, cultural practices, traditional approaches, and evidence-based ​practices during preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting stages.

  • This course facilitates the integration of research, traditional beliefs and customs, clinical ​experience, multicultural readings, and oral histories.

Copyright Notice

This training program, course outline, syllabus, lesson plans, and components are protected by copyright, and written ​permission highlighting its use must be obtained from the publisher before any reproduction, storage in a retrieval system, ​or transmission in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or likewise.

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Certification ​Requirements

The course is offered in the following formats:

  • 16-week synchronous online course, with scholarship opportunities for New ​Mexico residents, subject to application and funding. This course includes ​presentations by community facilitators, interactive virtual discussions, live ​classes, videos, readings, quizzes, assignments, and an in-person retreat.

The 2024 Asynchronous & Synchronous Scholarship Applications are CLOSED

  • 16-class asynchronous (self-study) online course (Tuition costs are located in the ​registration/application form). The self-study curriculum is comprised of ​videos, readings, interactive virtual discussions, quizzes, and assignments. ​Rolling admission for self-pay students. Non-refundable.


  • All students (asynchronous and synchronous) are required to support 2 births ​and 2 postpartum clients.

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We extend our gratitude to ​the Sponsors of the

2023 Cohort

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The 2024 Scholarship program is proudly sponsored by ​Our Earth LLC in partnership with the New Mexico Doula ​Association and Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc., with ​further details regarding additional participating ​organizations to be disclosed soon.

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