There is thread after thread about AAMI and all of the pros and cons in the archives. Tons!!! I would suggest you check those out I don't think we need to rehash it. I think the main criticisms of AAMI is all of the cost up front, midwifery beliefs of Carla Hartley aka Trust Birth Movement, and claims that other programs were stolen or copied from AAMI. Also the fact that anyone who ever criticized AAMI gets attacked by people on this list. Happens all the time, happened to me and I received dozens of private emails from AAMI students who were unhappy but were afraid and even bullied(their words not mine) to speak out and share their experiences. Personally I don't really care. I am just glad there are many options.
A huge :yeahthat: to the first bolded statement. The second bolded statement is a HUGE red flag for me. There are just so, so, so many things. I have massive amounts of homework tonight for various classes, so I really do not have enough time to go into lots of detail - but the 2nd statement is a generalized statement of so, so, so much that is wrong with AAMI.