The International Center for Traditional Midwifery is located in Portland, Oregon.
Enjoy this podcast as renowned midwife Shafia Monroe taks to Angeique Shofar about midwives and doulas in the African tradition.
Black Midwives Exhibit Tells the History, Traditions and Legacy of African American Midwives and Their Outstanding Contributions to the Health of This Nation
The Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture has a current exhibit which chronicles the history of the Black midwife in America. This is not to be missed and thankfully the exhibit will be taken on the road starting in March 2006. (Next stop Gainesville, Florida). Use the links below to check the schedule and learn more. Do whatever you have to do to support this wonderful work - now is your opportunity to spread the word. Let's honor these women by never allowing their story to go untold again. A big thank you to Linda Janet Holmes, Shafia Monroe, Rhonda Haynes and everyone who contributes so significantly to this necessary work. -Jennie www.reclaimingmidwives.org (Reclaiming Midwives Exhibit) www.pacers.org/GladysMilton.html (Hear Gladys Milton)
A link to commentary from National Public Radio (NPR) recorded by Kristal Brent Zook on NPR's News and Notes with ED Gordon, 12/19/05.
The ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
The Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing offers distance education programs for nurses.
The North American Registry of Midwives is a natioonal registry of certified midwives. This international certification process encompasses multiple educational routes of entry including apprenticeship, self-study, private midwifery schools, college- and university- based midwifery programs, and nurse-midwifery.
Midwives Alliance of North America is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates.
MidwiferyToday - Midwifery magazine and informative website, many national and international conferences
Interested in becoming a midwife? Start here - do your research and discover the best route of entry for your future calling.