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Open House & Doula Workshop -Register Today!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Open House & Doula Worhsop-2014-15

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

Birthwise Sign

Scholarship Deadline -June 30, 2014

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Diversity Scholarship Pic 1

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.



Next Interview Date

Monday, May 19th, 2014




It is not to late to interview.  We have a few spaces left.  Next interview date:  May 29, 2014

New Yoga Schedule

Friday, May 16th, 2014


Tuesday & Friday Morning Yoga 8-9am

Thursday Afternoon Yoga 5-6pm

Friday Mama/Baby Yoga 9:15-10:15am

 Friday Pregnant Mama Yoga 10:30-11:30am

Classes are $9 for students and staff (8 class pass for $56) Classes
are $12 for community members (8 class pass for $80)

Rolling Admission

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

You are in luck!  We are still accepting applications for the Campus and Community 2014 Program.  We have a few spaces left.  Contact Yvette McDonnell, Program Coordinator FMI:  yvette@birthwisemidwifery.edu or 207.6Birthwise Sign475968.

Independent Research Presentations-Community 2012 Cohort

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

2012 Community Cohort-Presentation Flyer


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Doula Trainings & New Page

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It is now easier to find information about upcoming Doula Tranings on our Doula Page.  Get all of your information:  Birth Doula Training Course Description and Registration  on 1 Page.  

Check it out:  

Doula Training-March 2014