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Old 09-25-2011, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone recommend a distance learning midwifery program that has good financial aid/scholarships available?

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Midwifery, by its very nature, is a hands on practice. Why would I trust a midwife who didn't go to a brick and mortar midwife school?
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midwife-to-be is cheapest. AAMI has a very affordable payment plan option. i've been researching distance programs for a few years and i've narrowed it down to these two. most distance programs, unfortunately, aren't set up to accept federal financial aid, altho i did hear last year that Aviva was in the process. gloria lemay just recently created an affordable midwifery program that i plan on checking into.

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im not sure the course below is designed to teach enough of what is needed for midwifery, it seems like more of an overview for what midwives do.

 

I think the Midwives College of Utah has a payment plan
 



 


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Midwifery, by its very nature, is a hands on practice. Why would I trust a midwife who didn't go to a brick and mortar midwife school?

The distance education is for the academic portion only. All clinical work is done locally with a preceptor or in another in-person way, such as time spent at a high-volume birth center.

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Midwifery, by its very nature, is a hands on practice. Why would I trust a midwife who didn't go to a brick and mortar midwife school?

Well, since you get the hands on practice during your apprenticeship, I think that a distance program could safely cover the academics.


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I am looking into the Living Tree Midwifery Program http://www.birthandwellness.com/school/index.php

 

They are a nonprofit school and they base your tuition on your ability to pay!


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I know that Birthwise has a distance course and they get financial aid. 

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Yes midwifery is hands on and even a distance learning school is hands on, in order to get certified anywhere you MUST physically work with a midwife that is approved by your school and attend a minumum of 40 births and a long list of other things. So just the book stuff is online, the rest is physical

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