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Heidi Fillmore-Patrick



24 South High Street
Bridgton, ME 04009
United States
T: (207) 647-5968
F: 207-647-5919


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Birthwise Midwifery School


Birthwise Midwifery School teaches Direct Entry Midwifery. It cultivates the Art and Science of Tradional Midwifery by combining academic & clinical components which prepares students to become licensed direct entry midwives. Our graduates become CPM Certified Practical Midwives offering in-home birthing as well as well-woman care. Founded in 1994, Birthwise is accredited by MEAC (Midwifery Education Accreditation Council)and licensed by the state of Maine, approved by the Dept of Education for Title IV loans and grants. The Birthwise program is 2-1/2 to 3 years and is divided into 2 components, 3 semesters of Academic followed by 3 semester Preceptorship.

Profile and Credentials        

Established in 1994

Accredited by MEAC
Licensed by the State of Maine Dept. of Education
US Dept of Education Student Loans and Grants.

Upon graduation students sit for certification by NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) to become CPM (Certified Professional Midwives)

Philosophy and Comments        

We were founded in response to a growing interest in midwifery and the lack of formal learning opportunities for aspiring midwives in Maine and New England. We are committed to preserving and building on traditions of family centered natural childbirth through midwifery educaiton and outreach.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Our 2-l/2-3 year program starts Sept each year.
3 semesters of academic work.(Semester 2 & 3 include clinical work)
followed by 3 semesters of preceptorship
Tuition for the program $19,550





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