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

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