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Belly Dancing Coming to Birthwise

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Heat up this winter with Belly Dance Basics I. Participants will explore sensual movements in a safe environment, while connecting to the divine feminine. Students will enjoy music from around the world and building community with other women.  No dance experience required. Only an Open Heart and Mind.

Date:  February 2 – March 23, 2015 (Mondays)
Time:  6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Cost:  8 week Class -$80.00
$12 Drop-In Class Rate

Location:  Birthwise Midwifery School-Carriage House

6 students minimum to run class.

FMI:  sacredmovements@hushmail.com

Birthwise Students,  receive a discount (with a minimum  of 6 BW students in the class)








Begin Your Career as a CPM

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Always wanted to become a CPM?  But never knew how?  Come to our Open House and find out what steps are needed to become a CPM.

FMI:  Yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu/207.647.5968

Open House & Doula Workshop-March 2015

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It’s that Time of Year Again!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

It is that time of year again. Open House and Doula Weekend, March 6-8, 2015.

Come for one event or come to both, either way COME, we would love to have you.

FMI  or to register  please contact:  yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu/207.647.5968
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Open House & Doula Workshop-March 2015

Website Getting Updated

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


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As we have a new catalog, we are in the process of updating our website. Please have patience as we move forward.  Thank you.  If you have any questions, please contact: 207.647.5968

2015-2016 Birthwise Catalog

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Our new 2015-2016 Birthwise Catalog is here. Check it out!

2015-2016 Birthwise Catalog

2015-2016 Birthwise Catalog

Open House & Doula Workshop -Register Today!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

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Open House & Doula Workshop Weekend

October 10-12, 2014

Register Today!

Contact: Yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu

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Open House & Doula Training Weekend Dates

Monday, August 4th, 2014


Open House & Doula Training Weekends

October 10, 2014-Birthwise Midwifery School Open House

October 11-12, 2014-DONA Birth Doula Workshop w/ Tara Poulin

March 6, 2015-Birthwise Midwifery School Open House

March 7-8, 2015-DONA Birth Doula Workshop w/ Tara Poulin

Registration information will be posted soon.

FMI:  Yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu/207.647.5968

Birthwise Midwifery School’s New Publication!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Midwifery Matters

We are excited to introduce to you the first issue of Midwifery Matters, a biannual magazine committed to publishing student and midwife-led research and writing, providing resources to practicing midwives, and fostering a space for dialogue within the midwifery community.

Read the first free issue here:  https://www.midwiferymatters.org/Publications/Volume-1/Number-1/MIDMATTERS.web.pdf

Campus Program-Still Open

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Campus Program Still Has Space

Yes, that is right, we are still accepting applications for the 2014 Campus Program

BW 2014 Application 1 PDF

Reference Form 2014 PDF

FMI:  yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu

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Scholarship Deadline -June 30, 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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Diversifying Midwifery in Our Communities Scholarship

2014 Diversifying Midwifery Scholarship Application PDF

Goal of Scholarship:  Expand midwifery into communities where access to midwives and midwifery care are non-existent or limited.  The goal of Diversifying Midwifery in our Communities Scholarship is to provide support to Birthwise Midwifery student(s) who will serve their communities and be leaders in midwifery care.

Who are these Scholarships for? 

Recipients of this scholarship will be chosen each year using the following criteria:

 a. She must be a member of a distinct ethnic/religious/ cultural community inside or outside the United States that desires to incorporate respectful birthing practices into their community. She must demonstrate that the community she is a part of is in need of the services she will provide as a midwife.

 b. She makes a commitment to Birthwise and to her community to return to her community to work as a midwife and help improve conditions for birthing women and their families when her training is completed.

 c. She can demonstrate clear financial need.

 d. She has proven to be or has potential to be a leader in her community.

 e. Her philosophy of birth and midwifery is compatible with Birthwise.

 f. She meets all the admission requirements as outlined in the Birthwise catalog.

 g. She must have proficiency in the English language.

Up to two applicants per cohort can be awarded a tuition scholarship that will cover 30% of their tuition throughout the Birthwise program.

Quick Facts

When is the Application Due?

June 30, 2014

What does the Scholarship Include?

30% of the full tuition cost of each semester for the duration of the program.

What is the Student’s Responsibility?

70% of the tuition cost each semester and all material fees, equipment cost and photo copying (currently$15.00) per credit hour), book expenses (approximately$1200.00 for the entire program) and living and travel expenses while in the program (amount will vary for each student).

What are the Responsibilities of the Recipient once the Scholarship is Awarded?

Recipients will be held to all policies and standards expected of all Birthwise Midwifery Students that are stated in the Enrollment Agreement and Academic Policies.

Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Birthwise Academic Polices in order to maintain the scholarship.

 Recipients agree to return to her community upon graduation from Birthwise and work as a midwife for a minimum of 2 years.

Provide annual updates regarding community work that recipients have done via email for a minimum of 2 years. (Updates can be emailed to Heidi Fillmore, Executive Director:  Heidi@birthwise.midwifery.edu).

How can I get my Diversifying Midwifery in Our Communities Application to you?

Email:  Yvette McDonnell, Program Coordinator:  Yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu

Mail:  Birthwise Midwifery Attention: Yvette McDonnell, 24 S. High St. Bridgton, ME  04009

Fax:  207.647.5919

Will I have to interview for the scholarship?

An interview will be conducted in person, via phone or skype as the final step in the selection process.