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

Advice for Students from the 2018 Graduates

23 June 2018 – Today, ten students graduate from Birthwise Midwifery School in an intimate ceremony at the First Congregational Church. These graduates will now sit for the National Association of Registered Midwives’ Exam or join the Canadian Bridging Midwifery Program, before beginning their work as professional midwives. Here’s their advice for current students:

Get to Know the 2017 Campus Cohort

From the very start, the new campus midwifery cohort impressed us with their focused professional goals and their thoughtful views on the philosophy of birth. Here’s what they have to say about their calling to the powerful practice of midwifery.

In Their Own Words: New Community Students Share Their Inspiration

Passionate, driven, and knowledgeable. This year’s community cohort immediately impressed us with their focused professional goals, their strong calling to the practice, and their thoughtful views on the philosophy of birth. Get to know the next generation of Birthwise midwives by learning what inspires and motivates each of them.

Independent Research Presentations, Spring 2017

From screening for prediabetes to improving outcomes for victims of the opiate crisis, learn about the latest midwifery research at this semester’s Independent Research Presentations. Join Birthwise students, faculty, and staff in-person or online on February 27th as student researchers navigate the following topics:   – Examining the lived experiences of Canadian students studying direct-entry … Continued

Birthwise Recommits to Inclusion and Diversity

Birthwise Midwifery School is committed to expanding access to midwifery education and midwifery care in the United States. We strive to be an inclusive midwifery institution that trains midwives who are representative of the rich tapestry of communities that they come from and will serve. 17 November – As we move through this first week … Continued