Education

WGM pic 20If you are interested in a career in midwifery, please see the links below for educational opportunities:

  • Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI) located in Oregon, WI offers a comprehensive, formal midwifery education program that prepares students to qualify for certification and licensure in Wisconsin. MMCI offers the opportunity to seek an associate degree and is approved by the Wisconsin Education Accreditation Board. The program also offers a perinatal education course including childbirth education, doula care, and basic lactation support.
  • Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC)  lists midwifery schools and programs accredited by MEAC and prepares midwives for national certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) MEAC creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives. The purpose of MEAC is to establish standards for the education of competent midwives, and to provide a process for self-evaluation and peer evaluation for diverse educational programs. MEAC is a non-profit organization approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
  • North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) provides and maintains an evaluative process for multiple routes of midwifery education and training. It develops and administers a standardized examination system leading to the credential “Certified Professional Midwife” (CPM). The organization also maintains a registry of those individuals who have received certification and/or passed the examination and manages the process of re-certification.
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) located in Fennimore, Wisconsin offers a two year associate degree program for students. The program trains professional midwives who will qualify for certification and licensure in Wisconsin. SWTC also offers a bridge program for CPMs seeking an associate degree in Applied Science, allowing CPMs to gain advanced standing for clinical and didactic courses. SWTC’s program is MEAC accredited.
  • 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.