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


DONA International Birth Doula Workshop

Start date: August 27, 2016

End date: August 28, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Carriage House

This sixteen-hour, two-day workshop introduces students to the basic body of knowledge and skills of the professional birth doula.

Midwifery Matters

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

The Birth House

Community Clinic at Birthwise


The Birthwise Community Clinic is located in The Birth House, a free-standing birth center in Bridgton, Maine. The center is attached to Birthwise Midwifery School, an accredited institution where the clinic staff is enrolled. The home-like center includes clinic rooms, a waiting/classroom area, kitchenette, and birthing suite.

Students at the Birthwise Community Clinic offer free Well Body exams while being supervised by a Certified Professional Midwife.

 The following services are available:

  • Annual Well Body Exam

  • Breast Exams

  • Pap Smear

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Family Planning Counseling

  • Fertility Awareness Education

  • Routine screening for STIs and GYN infections

Each service is provided at no cost to you except for lab fees. These are typically billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare, NH Medicaid and most private health insurance plans. Call for an appointment.


Goddard College Partnership


Birthwise Midwifery School and Goddard College are pleased to announce a mutually beneficial learning partnership. The partnership offers Birthwise students an affordable, flexible, and fast pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Program options include the B.A. in Individualized Studies and the B.A. in Health Arts and Sciences

  • Study at home in a community that will shape your learning.
  • Connect with students, faculty and staff during an 8-day on-campus residency each semester.
  • Design your degree with individualized guidance from faculty advisors.

Click here to request more info!