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
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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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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.
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.