Become a Midwife
Now, more than ever, the world needs you to become a midwife. Studies by the World Health Organization and other international agencies show that skilled birth attendants can reduce newborn death by as much as 40%, offering a similarly positive impact on maternal mortality. Our holistic midwifery education programs integrate community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and improve access to maternal health services in high need areas.
We welcome students who are already on their path to become a midwife or women’s health care provider, as well as those who know that they want to become a midwife but are still exploring their options.
“I learned how to be resourceful, to put full trust in the female body, and to carve out and listen to my intuition.” ~Kelsi Hines, Midwife International Student
MANA’s goal is to unify and strengthen the profession of midwifery, thereby improving the quality of health care for women, babies, and communities
NARM sets standards for competency-based certification and is dedicated to advancing the midwifery profession by supporting advocacy efforts for legal recognition at the state and federal level
The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works with midwives and midwifery associations globally to secure women’s right and access to midwifery care before, during and after childbirth.
Increasing women’s access to quality midwifery has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible health care during pregnancy and childbirth.
This article from Our Bodies Ourselves Resource Center describes the midwifery model of care and how it relates to and differs from the medical management model for the care of pregnant women
This PDF from Citizens for Midwifery explains what to expect with the Midwives Model of Care, and how this kind of care can help make your childbirth experience a joyous life event
Answer the Calling:
Apply now to participate in our 1-year Global Midwife Training program or 10-week Midwifery Intensives. Learn more about our service learning approach to midwifery education or visit our resource pages to read about midwife certification or how to become a midwife. Stay connected through the inspiring stories on our blog. Or contact us to talk with our admissions director about how Midwife International programs can help you on your path to midwifery leadership.