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

Wisconsin Doulas of Color Project
The Wisconsin Doulas of Color Project in conjunction with The Wisconsin Guild of Midwives and the Wisconsin Chapter of the March of Dimes is hosting a free DONA doula (Labor support) training August 19-21, for Women of Color willing to serve in and around Dane County. 15 spots are available, several have already been filled. First come first serve, so reserve your spot today!!

The full program  includes a free introduction to Childbirth Education (Aug 5-7), CPR training, free Lactation support training through the African American Breastfeeding Alliance of Dane County, access to a culturally relevant birth professions library, and a study circle to support women in completing the requirements for DONA certification. The doula training will be offered by Amy Gilliland in Madison. For more information, or to register use this link: DOULA TRAINING APPLICATION or feel free to email VillageofHarambee@gmail.com or contact Tia Murray at608-334-1826 or Tamara Moore at 608-320-3874.