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Birthwise Midwifery School is a three-year school founded in Bridgton, Maine in 1994. Built on the principles of female empowerment, natural birth, and skilled professionalism, it offers one of the first comprehensive training programs for direct-entry midwives in the United States. The program is accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and licensed by the Maine Department of Education.

Upcoming Events

Massage Techniques for Labor

Date: December 12, 2016

Time: 1-5pm

Location: Birthwise Campus

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This is a hands-on class that will instruct on basic massage techniques for labor. Special focus will be on relaxation inducing touch and pain relieving techniques for back labor. For certified midwives, our electives count toward your NARM category two CEUs, but anyone can register and participate in class. Sign up here.

Domestic Violence Training

Date: December 13, 2016

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Birthwise Campus

This class will be geared toward healthcare providers: recognizing the signs of abuse, what to do if you suspect abuse, legal responsibilities, and resources available. For certified midwives, our electives count toward NARM category two CEUs, but anyone can register and participate in class. Sign up here.

Midwifery Matters

Birthwise's biannual journal of research and evidence-based information for out-of-hospital midwives

The Birth House

Birthwise’s freestanding birth center and free community clinic

Together, staff midwives and Birthwise Midwifery School students run The Birth House, an on-site clinic that offers free Well Woman and reproductive health services to the community’s women. Students may also assist women giving birth at the freestanding birth center.

The Birth House services include:

Births & Prenatal Care Annual Well Body Exams
Breast Exams Pap Smears
Nutritional Counseling Family Planning Counseling
Fertility Awareness Education Routine screening for STIs and GYN infections