WGM welcomes new members at any time. Members join a statewide community of midwives licensed to provide maternity care. Members are invited to participate in membership meetings and committees, hold an office in the Guild leadership, add their online practice listing in the Find a Midwife section of the Guild website, and join a common listserve to receive online information and updates pertinent to midwifery practice on statewide and national levels. Once you are a current member, please email Brandy Brey, Guild Secretary, at wholesomebirthservice.com to place your practice online under our “Find a Midwife” page.
Prospective members can join the Guild as Professional members or Associate members. Per WGM Bylaws, Professional members are midwives who are Licensed Midwives or Certified Nurse Midwives that hold a license to practice midwifery in Wisconsin or are retired Midwives with an inactive license. Professional members also include students with a Wisconsin temporary permit to practice midwifery. Voting privileges are offered to Professional members. Associate Members may be any other person who is involved in or associated with midwifery. These members do not have voting privileges at this time.
To become a member, please send the Guild Treasurer a membership form (see below) along with annual membership dues. Students, midwives in their 1st year of practice, non-practicing midwives and retired midwives are asked to pay dues at the sliding scale of $35-100 and practicing professionals are asked to pay dues at the sliding scale of $75-500. The Guild suggests 1–2% of a practice income as your dues to your professional organization. Dues must be sent each year to the Guild treasurer by January 1st.
WGOM offers a membership scholarship on an annual basis for people (both professional and associate members) who self-identify as having a significant financial need and for whom the sliding-scale fee would constitute a barrier to joining the Guild.The WGOM Treasurer will make every effort to maintain the confidentiality of those who apply for this scholarship.
Please find the membership form here. Enrollment for membership is open the entire year.