I'm looking into starting a correspondence training program for midwifery.
Right now my two top options are Midwife To Be (midwifetobe.com) or Midwifery Institute of America (midwiferyinstituteofamerica.com).
Do any of you have experience or knowledge about either of these?
I know neither are MEAC accredited, but I think I've decided to start with the "book-learning" through one of these programs (or something similar) because they are VERY affordable and SO time flexible--yet still give me structure. Then I'll get to the clinical NARM PEP work when I have a firm start with the academics.
This is what I can tell so far from corresponding briefly with each school and from what I've heard/read other people say.
1) Midwife To Be. Seems more people have heard of it than have heard of MIA; and based on name recognition alone (not necessarily quality of the program), people recommend it to me. But I've not been impressed with what some have said about it, and I have reservations that it may not be very organized, professional or challenging. But that is just a "feeling."
2) Midwifery Institute of America. I can't seem to find out much about it, other than what it says about itself. The directer seems well put together and good at communication through email. And the course work looks very extensive; even including A&P modules and other things that the director includes to help train midwives who want to use midwifery overseas.
Anyway, I'd love to hear any thoughts!