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.

April 11, 2018
  • Open House
    Birthwise Midwifery School, 24 S High St, Bridgton, ME 04009, USA

    April 11, 2018  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Visit the historic Birthwise Midwifery School campus, nestled in the heart of Maine’s beautiful Lake Region. At our open house you’ll meet with staff members, learn about the admissions and financial aid processes, and experience academic life as a midwifery student. Learn more:

April 15, 2018
  • Admission Deadline: Midwifery Assistant Program

    April 15, 2018

    Apply for the midwifery assistant program:

  • Admission Deadline: Midwifery Program

    April 15, 2018

    Apply for the midwifery program:

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

The Birth House