WGM pic 1The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives (WGM) is the professional organization for Licensed Midwives in the state, who undergo specialized clinical training to provide out-of-hospital maternity care for families planning to deliver in private homes and free standing birth centers. General membership is open to licensed midwives, student midwives, and other practitioners providing maternity care to women and their families in an out of hospital setting.

The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives supports the right of every family to have access to maternity care with a skilled and licensed midwife. It is our position that licensed midwives represent the goals of best practice for safe care and should be available to all women who seek maternity care in the state of Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives works to advance women’s health status by:

  • Expanding communication and building support among Wisconsin licensed midwives
  • Promoting licensed midwives as quality maternity health care providers for women and their families
  • Promoting research and information in the field of midwifery care
  • Establishing channels of communication between licensed midwives and other professional and consumer groups concerned with the health of women and their families in maternity care

Upcoming Events

 Culturally Competence Midwifery Training – November 10, 2014 – $100/person – led by Shafia Monroe from ICTC – United Way of Dane County – 2059 United Way, Madison, WI 53704 – register here

 Nov 6-9, 2014 ICTC Full Circle Doula Training, Milwaukee, WI
The Full Circle Doula Training is a collaborative project between the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives (WGOM) and the International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Inc. (ICTC) a Portland Oregon-based organization of African and African-American midwives and funded in part by the March of Dimes. The project is dedicated to training midwives and doulas of color and ending racial disparities in maternal and infant health. This project will train 15 African American doulas in Madison and Milwaukee and foster their organization into sustainable collectives. The project is designed to build mother mentorship networks and to increase access to culturally appropriate birth services in order to reduce adverse birth outcomes in the African American communities in our state. For more information, to sign up to take the training, or to offer support or endorsements, please feel free to email Marijke van Roojen, at  vanroojen@gmail.com or check the Current Initiatives section of the website.

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