Want to be a Midwife?

Perhaps you’ve read through our website and you might be interested in being trained as a midwife. If so, we want to help you get pointed in the right direction. There are two currently active programs we are aware of that are specifically focused on integrating Christian midwifery training and Christian missions;

  • Newlife International School of Midwifery students complete a curriculum as instructed for use by the U.S. National College of Midwifery (NCM) which is a MEAC accredited school. The program is 2.5 years.
  • Youth With a Mission (YWAM) Perth offers a one-year Birth Attendant Training.
    (Please note, this program does not lead to becoming credentialed as a midwife.)

Additional Information

A midwife is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program that is recognized in the country where it is located and that is based on the ICM Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice and the framework of the ICM Global Standards for Midwifery Education; who has acquired the requisite qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery and use the title ‘midwife’; and who demonstrates competency in the practice of midwifery.

International Definition of a Midwife (International Confederation of Midwives)

In the United States, there are three nationally recognized midwifery credentials (this chart explains the differences between them.) Find out more about becoming a Certified Professional Midwife. Accredited education programs for CPM training in the United States are listed here. Find out more about becoming a Certified Nurse-Midwife or Certified Midwife here.

If you live outside of the United States, your country’s regulations and educational programs for midwives will be different. In the English-speaking commonwealth countries, midwifery training is usually a 3 or 4 year university degree. See information for the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.