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Independent Research Presentations-Aug. 20th

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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August 20, 2015
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Birthwise Midwifery School – Carriage House
FMI: Contact Susi – [email protected]

Associate Academic Director-Wanted!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Birthwise SignAssociate Academic Director at Birthwise Midwifery School and Supervising Midwife at The Birth House

This is a full-time position with varied responsibilities as administrator of an accredited direct-entry midwifery program, faculty member, and clinical supervisor for the students in a home and birth center midwifery practice associated with the institution.

We are looking for an experienced (CPM,CM, CNM) with some teaching and experience and with a true passion for midwifery education. Applicants must have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree in any disciple. Personal qualities we are looking for are good organizational skills, leadership skills, ability to work well in a collaborative setting.

Birthwise is located in a small New England town in the lakes region of western Maine and this position requires that you live within 30 minutes of the school. Portland is 1 hour to the east. This is a salaried position with additional pay for births attended. You would be on-call for births at The Birth House on a rotating schedule. For a full job description and more information on this position, contact Heidi at: [email protected]

Pre-Natal Yoga Starting

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

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Would you like to be One Centered Mama ?

A series of 6 kundalini yoga based prenatal classes willb e offered by Dr. Deb Surette at Birthwise on Friday mornings.  The classes are specially created for expectant mothers but everyone is welcome.  Infants are welcome to attend until they are crawling.

Where:  Birthwise Midwifery School-Carriage House

When:  July 31-September 4, 2015

Time: 9am-10:30am

Cost:  $66/6 sessions or $12 Drop In

Graduation 2015

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

We are so proud of the Graduating Class of 2015.  Graduation is always refreshing.  To see all the hard work students have done come to fruition is amazing.  We would  like to recognize all the supportive families that contributed to the success of the graduates.  Graduation is a reminder of why we do what we do here at Birthwise.  These woman are helping to change midwifery one family at at time.

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Vote for Us!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015


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Birthwise has applied for a grant that will enable us to expand our Birth House to accommodate the increase in families seeking our services, reduce our carbon footprint with the installation of solar panels and reinforcing the insulation in our 1845 brick structure, and expand our office space to bring our staff together on the first floor.

All of this, of course will also benefit the school by giving our students more ON CAMPUS clinical experience and release us from burdensome energy bills so we can spend money on other matters that require funding.

We need 250 votes before June 19th so we will be advanced to the next level of eligibility.

Voting is easy. Just go to this website:


Search by our zip code 04009 and VOTE!

In the interest of advancing maternal care, we thank you.
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Diversity, Midwifery Education , and Scholarship

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Great article!  Diversity, Midwifery Education and Scholarship Opportunities


Independent Research Presentations-May 14, 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

2013 Community Cohort Research Presentations








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Is it too late to apply?

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Can I still apply to Birthwise? Yes, please continue to send in your applications for 2015.

How does this work? Anyone who has sent in their application by April 15, 2015 (or post marked by then) will be in the 1st round of interviews.

Those applications received afterwards will be interviewed at a later date.

FMI: [email protected] or call: 207.647.5968

Apply-Diversity Scholarship 2015

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

rachel StanzeMeet Rachel: A  2014 recipient of Birthwise Midwifery School’s Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship.

Receiving the diversity scholarship has freed up time and energy, allowing me to focus on academics and my preceptorship. It feels good to know that my school supports me and wants to see me succeed to my fullest. I am in my first year of studies at Birthwise and so far, around each corner is something new and intriguing that I hope to add to my repertoire as a midwife with a diverse and holistic practice. Most recently, methods for inducing lactation in non-gestating parents has my attention. Same sex breastfeeding and/or chest feeding is just one example of adaptations that can be made to deepen parent-child bonds and to lift stereotypes about which parent fills which gender role. I’ve been pleased to see my Duluth, Minnesota community come together to start conversations about queer parenting and families. Midwifery care can have a key role in supporting all families on their journey.


FMI about Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship please contact: [email protected] or call 207.647.5968



Meet Yvette-Apply Today

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

breastfeeding picMy name is Yvette McDonnell and I’m the Student Affairs Coordinator at Birthwise Midwifery School.

I wanted to let you know it is admissions time at Birthwise Midwifery School and how I can help you.

I handle admissions, answer questions regarding our programs at the school, assist current students with finding housing, organize the Doula training’s and administer the Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, want to talk about the programs we offer, or come for a campus visit, contact me. I am happy to help.


Yvette McDonnell, M.Ed
Student Affairs Coordinator