COVID-19 UPDATE: For the health and safety of our staff, students and faculty, our campus is closed and all classes will be held online through 07/31/2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Information Page for details. Learn more.


Birthwise Midwifery School is an accredited institution founded in 1994 in Bridgton, Maine. Birthwise offers a 3-year midwifery certificate program, a 14-month midwifery assistant program, and Doula Training workshops. Student financial aid is available through the Federal Student Financial Aid program as well as two institutional scholarships. The program is accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and licensed by the Maine Department of Education and the New Hampshire Department of Education. International students are eligible to enroll.

July 3, 2020
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July 10, 2020
  • BIPOC Community Check-in

    July 10, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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  • BIRTHWISE CLOSED for staff support

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July 28, 2020
  • Lakes Region Coalition to End Domestic and Sexualized Violence
    Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St, Bridgton, ME 04009, USA

    July 28, 2020  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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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 operate the Birth House, an on-site clinic and freestanding birth center that offers free Well Body and reproductive health services to the community at low cost. The Birth House uses a service-learning model and students are involved in all aspects of care under the supervision of a midwife, gaining valuable experience while providing much-needed and quality care to the western Maine community. Learn more.

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

The Birth House