The International Maternity Institute ™ provides cutting edge, evidenced based educational programs, products and services for the maternity professional. Our educational continuum is designed to help today’s maternity professionals enhance their careers while empowering their clients to make informed decisions.
Launch your career in Maternity
At the International Maternity Institute, you’ll receive maternity education and business training through our online courses that will allow you to start a successful maternity practice as a baby planner, green birth educator, greenproofer, sleep consultant, maternity stress management coach, and maternity product specialist. We train you step-by-step to develop a practice or to apply your training to further your current career journey.
Learn from anywhere in the world
Since 2009, the International Maternity Institute has been at the forefront of maternity education, offering cutting-edge training and preparation. Our online learning format allows students from all over the world to experience our world-class training programs through our online maternity school and curriculum.
The Institute provides personalized training that enables students to develop a practice or utilize the education they receive to expand their current business offerings. The International Maternity Institute also hosts a variety of continuing education programs that are offered through their maternity affiliates.
As a subdivision of the International Maternity Institute ™, the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals ™, a professional organization for those in the baby planning industry, leads and represents professional baby planners as well as set the standards for the Institute’s Baby Planner certifications and educational programming.
At the International Maternity Institute our mission is to inspire, support, and educate a global network of maternity consultant professionals. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to new and expecting parents through our eco-friendly initiatives, diverse educational programming, professional networking, and commitment to professionalism.
The Institute is the educational body created by Mary Oscategui with the assistance of a talented advisory board, faculty, and certifying board that trains students in the variety of pre and post natal methods and practices developed over her sixteen years of private consulting and business practice.
The Institute’s online learning format allows students from all over the world to experience the finest and most diverse maternity training program through an online maternity school.
The Maternity Institute also provides consultation services for hospitals, birthing centers, retailers, corporations and individuals who wish to incorporate these methods into business, hospital and childbirth programs. By increasing the level of knowledge among professionals and the general public, the Maternity Institute aims to be a leading authority with an integrative approach to pre-conceiving, pregnancy, and post birth methods.
IMI and IABPP founder, CEO, and president Mary Oscategui, authored the first book on the baby planning industry entitled “The Baby Planner: A Guide to Becoming a Baby Planner and Starting Your Own Business.” In her book, for the first time ever, the role of a baby planner and a baby planner’s scope of practice was definitively defined. The popularity of her book resulted in a second edition entitled “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know! The Ultimate Guide and Resource For Baby Planner Professionals” that is now available in paperback.
In addition to her avid support of baby planners, childbirth, and maternity professionals, Ms. Oscategui is committed to eco-friendly parenting and educating expecting and new parents on the importance of green living. Ms. Oscategui introduced the first greenproofing training program through the Baby Planner Institute and provides expecting parents, parents and childbirth professionals with an in-depth look at the world of greenproofing through her latest book, “Green Body Green Birth”