Important News: Birthwise is Closing

August 31, 2021 A heartfelt evaluation has been unfolding at Birthwise over the past month. It is from this thoughtful assessment that the Board of Directors, on the recommendation of staff and after a review of the financial and administrative health of Birthwise, has decided to close its operations in Bridgton, Maine upon completion of the … Continued

COVID-19 Information

This page communicates COVID-19 information for our school, including our current COVID safety plan and resources for students, faculty, preceptors, and staff. Contacting the School Birthwise staff members work remotely for some part of each week. If we are not on campus, the best ways to reach us are: via email by calling the school’s … Continued


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) provides colleges and universities emergency assistance in two parts. If a college or university accepts the assistance, they must pass half of the money to federal Title IV-eligible students as an emergency grant for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, … Continued

Anti-Racism Statement

As an organization, Birthwise denounces the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, named and unnamed who have been murdered or suffered violence as a result of the deeply embedded racism that exists in this country. We acknowledge that our work to educate midwives is not separate, and not exempt, from … Continued

Meet the 2019 Campus Cohort

From the very first day, the members of this year’s campus cohort approached their midwifery education with a deep understanding of how the midwifery model of care can transform families and communities. Get to know the newest group of Birthwise Midwifery School students through these powerful excerpts from their admissions applications. Inspired by these quotes? … Continued

Meet the 2019 Community Cohort

Through their passion for the practice, their drive to do good, and their optimism about the future of maternity care, the newest community cohort has already begun adding their contributions to the field of midwifery. Get to know the newest group of Birthwise Midwifery School students through these powerful excerpts from their admissions applications. Inspired … Continued

Birthwise celebrates twelve new graduates

On June 22, a group of twelve students graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School. In a small ceremony at the Bridgton UCC, faculty and staff members presented Heather Bell, Rachel Cipryk, Acadia Gantz, Emily Hites, Stephanie Johnson, Kayla Sampson, Mackenzie Stroich, Christina Thompson, Elizabeth Venman, Melissa Walsh-Chong, Mollie Whipple, and Madrona Wienges with their diplomas.  The … Continued

Spots still open in the 2019 midwifery program

If you missed the application deadline, there’s still time to apply for the midwifery program this year. Birthwise has extended the deadline to fill several vacancies in the campus and community options. Submit your application today to be considered for the midwifery program beginning this fall.   The online application consists of short answers, a personal essay, … Continued

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