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#1 of 6 Old 08-04-2014, 07:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Advice on Starting the Journey to Becoming a Midwife

Hello! I am incredibly interested in starting the journey to becoming a midwife, but I'm having a difficult time finding the information I need. I live in Ohio and can't relocate at the moment, so going to a midwifery school isn't really an option right now. I have looked into distance education, but none of them seem to have any student loan options available. I really can't afford to pay such a large sum out of pocket at the moment.

Basically I'm just looking to see what paths other people have taken and get a bit of advice. I've tried contacting area midwives for guidance, but I haven't had much luck yet. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated.
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I am beginning the process to becoming a certified nurse midwife myself. Right now I am taking the prerequisite classes required for nursing school. Depending on where you are in your education and what type of midwife you are hoping to become, there are different paths (ie certified midwife, nurse midwife, lay midwife). I would suggest starting here: http://www.midwife.org/Midwifery-Education-Programs - this website really clarified things for me. Also, I know that Ohio State has a nurse midwife program through their College of Nursing. Best of luck!
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The Midwives College of Utah offers a long distance program that allows you to earn your Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree in Midwifery. They also offer student loans and Pell Grants through FAFSA. Their website is www.midwifery.edu
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There are some great resources out there for learning about midwifery if you dig deep enough. Also note that there are different types of midwifery education paths out there. Research the differences between a CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife), a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) and a CM (Certified Midwife). Those designations make a difference. For example, a CPM requires less educational requirements and is nationally certified, but NOT nationally licensed to work in any state they choose like a CNM. A CPM midwife has to be be licensed by each individual state practiced in, but not all 50 states offer a license. It all may sound confusing, but knowing all the basic info will help you determine your personal midwifery path.

Here are some links to help you get started:

American Midwifery Certification Board
American College of Nurse-Midwives
How To Become A Midwife
North American Registry of Midwives
Online Direct Entry Midwifery Programs

Hope this helps. Good luck on your midwife journey!
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Hellooo there,

I am writing on the behalf of an amazing project, the Da-a-Luz midwifery school, based in Spain.
We hold alternative midwifery apprenticeships and classes led by experienced teachers from across the world here at our school that has been running for more than 15 years already. We are about one quarter of the way through the build job and are around €20,000 in wages and material costs from completing our beautifully sculpted birthing temple... And we really can't wait any longer, there is a strong sense within the community that this project should be completed by the end of 2015, with a little help!!

You can find all of the information about us on our IndieGogo campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/d...l--2/x/8111164


"DA-A-LUZ is creating Europe's first holistic midwifery
school in a picturesque valley of the Alpujarras............

Seventeen years of midwifery practice and many summers chatting to
student midwives have led me to believe there are glaring gaps of
necessary knowledge in present midwifery training.
I am proud to be part of this new project that will train with-women
midwives in traditional skills and support newly trained midwives who
before felt unprepared.

We will hold a space for the brave midwives previously persecuted around the globe
to share their infinite wisdom.

Our school will be in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains,
Southern Spain.
The fertile land is abundant with oranges, lemons, almonds and olives.
Year round sunshine and gushing water from the 100 year old irrigation
system enable us to grow food. We will take studies back to a basic
wisdom. Living on the land, nurtured and inspired students and teachers
will flourish from the earth up.

We have gathered the sharpest, most passionate minds in midwifery to
create a centre of wisdom away from modern medicine, protocol and
insurance issues which stop true midwifery from flourishing as a profession.
Rather than fighting a non functioning system, we are creating a new
paradigm........ Starting afresh."

PLEASE SEE:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/d...l--2/x/9138186
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Hellooo there,

I am writing on the behalf of an amazing project, the Da-a-Luz midwifery school, based in Spain.
We hold alternative midwifery apprenticeships and classes led by experienced teachers from across the world here at our school that has been running for more than 15 years already. We are about one quarter of the way through the build job and are around €20,000 in wages and material costs from completing our beautifully sculpted birthing temple... And we really can't wait any longer, there is a strong sense within the community that this project should be completed by the end of 2015, with a little help!!

You can find all of the information about us on our IndieGogo campaign:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/d...l--2/x/8111164


"DA-A-LUZ is creating Europe's first holistic midwifery
school in a picturesque valley of the Alpujarras............

Seventeen years of midwifery practice and many summers chatting to
student midwives have led me to believe there are glaring gaps of
necessary knowledge in present midwifery training.
I am proud to be part of this new project that will train with-women
midwives in traditional skills and support newly trained midwives who
before felt unprepared.

We will hold a space for the brave midwives previously persecuted around the globe
to share their infinite wisdom.

Our school will be in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains,
Southern Spain.
The fertile land is abundant with oranges, lemons, almonds and olives.
Year round sunshine and gushing water from the 100 year old irrigation
system enable us to grow food. We will take studies back to a basic
wisdom. Living on the land, nurtured and inspired students and teachers
will flourish from the earth up.

We have gathered the sharpest, most passionate minds in midwifery to
create a centre of wisdom away from modern medicine, protocol and
insurance issues which stop true midwifery from flourishing as a profession.
Rather than fighting a non functioning system, we are creating a new
paradigm........ Starting afresh."

PLEASE SEE:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/d...l--2/x/9138186
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