The Birthwise Midwifery Program is academically rigorous, so we offer a robust list of student resources to help you succeed. Experience has shown us that studying the art of midwifery often comes with major personal transformation. We’re here to help you succeed!
All Birthwise students are assigned to an Academic Advisor in their first semester. The advisors are veteran members of our Academic Leadership Team who are able to help you map out your path to becoming a midwife.
Advisors are available in person or via email, phone or Zoom to provide guidance on how to navigate the academic program. They know the curriculum inside and out and are here to ensure you succeed academically.
We offer tutoring free of charge to all enrolled students. Our tutors are program graduates who demonstrated academic success and an aptitude for teaching and supporting students. Tutors can help you craft a study schedule for the semester so you can stay on top of your coursework, can edit papers and help you find research resources, and can help you study for exams.
Library and Computer Resources
Birthwise has an on-site library with computers equipped with high speed internet access, printers and scanners free for student and faculty use. The library is open 24/7, and it’s a great place to study. We also have at least one copy of all required texts available in the library. We are constantly updating our books and print resources.
Contact our academic program assistant, Acadia Gantz, at [email protected]
Online Academic Resources Mainecat Statewide Library Catalog Birthwise Library Catalog
Financial Aid Counseling
Our Financial Aid Coordinator is available to counsel you on your financial aid options.
Make an appointment by emailing Sarah Paul at [email protected].
Resources for students of color
We host a monthly BIPOC Community check in for all students, staff, and faculty who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color. Reach out to our Board Student Liaison, Latonia Westerfield at [email protected] for more information.
Birthwise Student Union
The Birthwise Student Union is composed of one or two representatives from each cohort. These students help bridge communication between students, staff and the board. The Student Union also plans events and activities throughout the year. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Canadian Student Support Group
Our Canadian students gather to provide support to one another and address the unique requirements as a Canadian student midwife attending school in the United States. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Coming soon! We are currently working with the Student Union to develop a peer to peer mentorship program that pairs incoming students with senior students to provide an additional layer of support and guidance as you navigate midwifery school.
Birthwise Fun Gear Sharing
Get out and enjoy all that the lakes region has to offer.
Bicycles, kayaks, and a stand-up paddle board are available for student use. Gear must be reserved by signing up in the front office and must be returned in good condition to the Carriage House when finished.
All students have access by appointment to the student-led Birthwise Midwifery Service for basic well-body healthcare needs. All services are provided at low cost, and fees for lab work and testing can be billed through your health insurance.
Birthwise does not offer student health insurance.
- Free Clinic
- Sexual Health services
- Naloxone training and distribution
- Community Food Pantry
- Free, Rapid HIV and HCV testing
- Abortion, birth control, reproductive health care
- HIV services, STID testing, treatment and vaccines
- Primary care
- LGBTQ services
- Free support groups
- Respite care
Food Supplementation Program (SNaP) and Women, Infant, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)
Funding for Maine residents with dependents who are pursuing education after high school