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Carla Hartley



los angeles, CA 90277
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ancient art midwifery


.....pioneered distance learning for midwives in 1981

.....set the standard of excellence in academic midwifery education with the original midwifery home study course

.....offers the most unique program, the most comprehensive and applicable curriculum, and the best value in midwifery education

.....honors the midwife of yesterday, supports the midwife of today, and holds the door open for the midwife of tomorrow.

Profile and Credentials        

Let me introduce myself. My name is Carla Hartley. I founded this program as Apprentice Academics in 1981 when I lived in Spring Texas. In late 1980 I started work on a preliminary academic program for women who wanted to apprentice with me. My program included a workbook and six months of weekly classroom intensives. Before I became a midwife, I had really concentrated on the academics and had been teaching childbirth classes for a while so this was a logical thing for me to do for apprentices. However, I was convinced by midwives and others in the childbirth field that I should develop it further so that what I had created could become a correspondence course— in order to help more women become midwives. It took a LOT of convincing. I did not want to do it! But here I am 23 years later and I still do it for the reason that convinced me in the first place— to help more women become midwives!
For the first ten years I did almost every aspect of the business alone, but in the early 90s student and graduate volunteers started helping me. Now I don't know how I could do this without them. They are brilliant and generous women who want the same thing I do: more midwives!!!!
On the personal side:
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Ray for 33 years and am the mother of 4, 3 of those home born and the grandmother of 4, 3 of those home born. My grandchildren call me Baba.
My grandmother was a midwife and caught me in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. I witnessed my first home birth 14 months later as my sister was born....but I didn't know anything about birth until AFTER my first was born in the hospital. That's a story for another time!

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