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: November 5, 2016

End date: November 6, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Carriage House


The DONA International Birth Doula Workshop, presented by Tara Campbell of Birthing Gently, is a sixteen-hour, two-day workshop that introduces students to the basic body of knowledge and skills of the professional birth doula. This course is the first step towards obtaining the doula certification that qualifies a person to provide support to a mother … Continued

Birthwise Open House

Date: November 7, 2016

Time: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Begins in the Birthwise Living Room


The November 7 Open House is now full, but there are plenty of spots still available on our overflow date, November 11. During the event, visitors will meet with Birthwise staff, faculty, and current students. Prospective students will learn more about midwifery as a profession, tour the Birthwise campus, and have the opportunity to experience life … Continued

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