Call for Submissions for the Summer Issue of Midwifery Matters

This summer, Abigail Aiyepola, president of the The National Association to Advance Black Birth, will guest edit the Midwifery Matters Special Edition: Anti-Racism and Equity in Midwifery. She’s looking for excellent submissions that focus on antiracism and equity in midwifery. From her desk: The perspectives and contributions of Black people and other people of color in midwifery are seldom acknowledged. Midwifery Matters will … Continued

Join Us for Independent Research Presentations, Spring 2019

Join us on Wednesday, March 6 for student research presentations in the carriage house at Birthwise Midwifery School. All are welcome to attend and learn more about the exciting midwifery-related research of our student midwives. A presentation day qualifies for up to 5 hours of NARM Category 2 CEUs – a certificate of attendance will be … Continued

Birthwise Seeks New Executive Director

Birthwise Midwifery School has begun searching for a new Executive Director to take over for the current Executive Director, Heidi Fillmore, in the coming months. Fillmore, who founded Birthwise in 1994, is stepping down to focus full time on her midwifery practice, Birthwise Midwifery Service, and on the peer-edited journal Midwifery Matters. The new Executive … Continued

Meet the 2018 Campus Cohort

From the beginning, the students in the newest campus cohort impressed us with their dedication to the practice of midwifery, their optimism, and their desire to do good in their communities. Here are a few powerful excerpts from their Birthwise applications.

Meet the 2018 Community Cohort

From the beginning, the students in the newest community cohort impressed us with their dedication to the practice of midwifery, their optimism, and their desire to do good in their communities. Here are a few powerful excerpts from their applications.

Spring 2019 Book List

Midwifery students, take a look at the Birthwise Midwifery School: Spring 2019 Book List for information about required and recommended reading for your cohort. The book list includes links to Amazon and information about how to order these textbooks from our local bookstore, Bridgton Books. You can also find many of these textbooks in the Birthwise Library.  

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Cohort!

January 9, 2019 – The admissions season at Birthwise Midwifery School is in full swing! We began accepting applications for the fall 2019 campus and community cohorts in November and an exciting group of prospective students has begun submitting applications. Some of these prospective students visited the Birthwise campus for open houses in October and … Continued

Birthwise Celebrates 25 Years

In 2019, Birthwise Midwifery School will celebrate 25 years of teaching the art and science of midwifery in Bridgton, Maine. This milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the history of the school and gauge just how far the program has come in the last quarter century: Humble beginnings Heidi Fillmore, at the time a … Continued

Fall 2018 Book List

Midwifery students, take a look at the Birthwise Midwifery School: Fall 2018 Book List for information about required and recommended reading for your cohort. The book list includes links to Amazon and information about how to order these textbooks from our local bookstore, Bridgton Books. You can also find many of these textbooks in the Birthwise … Continued

New Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator Joins Birthwise

25 July 2018 – Meg Terwilliger has joined the Birthwise staff as the new Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator. We’re delighted to have Meg–who brings with her experience working in admissions and enrollment management at the Maine College of Art–on board at Birthwise. She will coordinate the admissions process, recruit prospective students, and help them apply, enroll, … Continued