Hello and welcome

My name is Ruth Ehrhardt

I invite you to join me for the one-year

Silent Birthkeeper Journey.

I am a mother, traditional midwife, and birth attendant from South Africa.

I have put this course together to share my own journey, learning, stories, and findings on this path of studying midwifery, being a birth attendant, and mother.

I humbly invite you to come, listen, learn and share together.

Together we weave our threads together, keeping the tapestry of birth and birthkeeping alive.

To find out more about me and my work please visit truemidwifery.com

This course is for:

Aspiring midwives, interested doulas, women, and mothers who want to explore and investigate for themselves whether this path is something they would like to consider further.

For those who are already walking this path, this is an opportunity to reflect and immerse yourself more deeply in your learning and to be part of a supportive community of birthkeepers from around the world.

You can expect to immerse yourself in the following over the 12-month journey together:

What is 'True Midwifery'? What does it look like?

A deep look at our collective and personal history as birthkeepers

Exploring and finding clarity on this path

Ceremony, dance, tradition, meditation, and song

Preparing an ideal learning environment for yourself and supporting one another

Listening skills

Self Care

Birth Stories, storytelling, and learning from birth stories

The Basic Needs of a Woman in Pregnancy, Labour, and Birth

Basic midwifery skills, terminology, and record keeping

Antenatal/Prenatal care 

If you are assisting at a birth, what is your role in labour, birth, and postpartum?

Immediate postpartum care of mother and baby

Introduction to care and assessment of the newborn


Cultural competency in childbirth and care of women

Sexual Abuse Triggers in Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Postpartum

Pregnancy and Birth Complications

Difficult outcomes, grief, and death

Homeopathy and herbs

Connection and support within your birthing community

A Taste of the Silent Birthkeeper Curriculum


This course will not qualify you to practice as a midwife. This is purely an explorative journey for those interested in pursuing a path of birthkeeping, or to deepen the learning of those walking this path already.

This course is currently not taking anymore bookings