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

Doula Training

Start date: November 11, 2017

End date: November 12, 2017

When a doula is present, women in labor are up to 31% less likely to use intervention methods and 34% more likely to have a positive birth experience. If fact, the WHO now recommends that doulas attend all births globally. Join the ranks of these powerful birth workers. Become a birth doula at Birthwise this November with Tara Campbell … Continued

Midwifery Program Application Deadline

Date: April 15, 2018

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