“A midwife must have a lady’s hand, a hawk’s eye, and a lion’s heart.”


Make more midwives. It seems simple. It’s actually a multi-faceted, convoluted puzzle. This page is a place to bring it all together and to give anyone the tools they need to help make more midwives.

How do we make more midwives?

Check out these posts on the state (and future) of midwifery.




How can I learn more about midwifery?

I recommend checking out these articles and looking into these websites/organizations.

From CMQCC (December 20, 2022):

Where can I attend midwifery training?

The list below details midwifery training programs in the United States. The tracks are divided between CNM and CPM offerings based on the desired career track (keep in mind, many CNM schools also offer dual training for a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner). This is not an all inclusive list but it my best effort to keep the list up to date (I truly wish I would have had a list like this when I was looking at midwifery schools in 2010). The schools differ greatly from one to another and I’ve tried to highlight the differences among the degree types. I strongly recommend doing your own research before committing to a school/degree plan! Lastly, sometimes you have to move cities to follow your dreams – don’t rule out a school because it’s too far away (read about my journey to midwifery here).

CNM (certified nurse midwife) programs

CPM (certified professional midwife) programs

The Midwifery Education Accreditation Council keeps an ongoing list of current schools and schools in pre-accreditation phases here.

Other birth programs

Have you ever thought…

“How am I going to survive midwifery training?”

“Can I actually learn midwifery? Can I actually be a midwife?” (Yes, you can!)

“How am I going to get a job after school finishes?”

…then you need this guide!

Midwifery students are not equipped with the real world knowledge and systems needed to succeed in school and after graduation. You shouldn’t have to learn it the hard way or figure it all out on your own. This guide offers advice, encouragement, anticipatory guidance and systems to succeed in school and beyond. Get your head start right now.

For aspiring midwives, there are things you can do right now to start your journey to midwifery.

I lay out all of those stepping stones for you to start today!

The 41 page guide includes:

  • How to Prepare for Midwifery School
  • Tips for Success in Midwifery School
  • Tips to Snag a Preceptor
  • What to Pack in Your Work Bag
  • What to Do Between Midwifery School and Your First Job
  • The Job interview: How to Prepare
  • How to Recover from a 24 Hour Shift
  • How to Prep for Clinic
  • Book Recommendations for Aspiring and Practicing Midwives
  • Tips from the Midwives (courtesy of Journey to Midwifery podcast)
  • Podcast Recommendations for Aspiring and Practicing Midwives
  • Book List Recommendations for Pregnancy, Birth, Postpartum, Parenting, Midwifery Students and Beyond
  • Newsletter Recommendations
  • Resume Tips and Template

Guide is accessible by download immediately after purchase. Downloads are unlimited. If the guide is updated, you have access to the updated guide for lifetime!

100% of proceeds go towards scholarships for aspiring midwives to make more midwives.

Get your guide today, brew a cup of coffee, find a comfy reading chair, and set yourself up for success!

Already a midwife but looking to complete a fellowship? Check out these fellowship opportunities…

How is midwifery training funded?

Like any other training, training takes money. Most people take out loans for midwifery training. But you don’t need to bear the entire cost yourself! Check out these finance websites, scholarships and loan repayment opportunities! Have a scholarship opportunity to share? Let me know here so we can keep the list up to date and get the most monies in your pocket. Lastly, if you review the list and missed some deadlines this year, take a moment now and put the deadlines on your calendar for next year! Most scholarships are due the same time every year.

Get out of debt and get your finances in order!

Loan repayment options

Military service


Other resources…

For military spouses/families

Other ways to earn some cash…

What books do you recommend for midwifery students?

I usually can’t recommend just one book…but I keep an updated list on the BOOKS & MORE page for midwives, aspiring midwives, mamas, women and more!

Where can I look for midwife jobs?

Try these sites and good luck!

How do I prepare for my first job interview?

Check out these great resources…

I’m already a midwife, but I want to improve my practice. What resources or practices do you recommend?

I’m not a midwife yet but want to learn how to assist in births.

Check out these courses…

How can I support midwifery?

  • Are you in need of well woman, pregnancy, postpartum, birth or newborn care? Find a midwife in your community! Seek out their services. By choosing to see a midwife, you are showing your support!
  • Spread the word about who midwives are and what midwives offer! Share A Midwife Nation with them. Share your story. A Midwife Nation features birth stories and women’s stories regularly – share your story here!
  • Are you a member of the professional midwifery organizations? Your annual membership fee does a great amount of good towards lobbying on capital hill. If you’re like me and your life is consumed by mamahood, midwifery, and family with little time for advocacy – use your money to show your support for the profession.
  • Are you midwifery school faculty or program directors?
  • Support A Midwife Nation!
    • My dream is to be able to support people trying to become midwives and to help all women have access to a midwife. I’d love to be able to bless people with scholarships to ease the financial burden of midwifery school and put more midwives out into your community! Interested in helping with this dream?
      • Keep reading the blog – your continued support through reading does more than anything else.
      • Share or recommend A Midwife Nation with friends, family, and patients. Share the website as a resource on community handouts. Share the website across the clinics and hospital systems you work in!

I’m loving all things midwifery. What other cool experiences are out there?

Together we can make more midwives! Have a great resource to add or an update to a current resource? Let me know here.

Good luck on your journey.

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