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Resources for Aspiring Midwives

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Study Groups for Student Midwives
If you are looking for a midwifery study group in California, contact , the Secretary for California Association of Midwives.

If you are seeking a midwifery organization outside of California, click here:

A "Student Packet" is available for $15.00 from Midwives Alliance of North America.

"Paths to Becoming a Midwife: Getting an Education" new from Midwifery Today, is the complete book on midwifery education, designed especially for the aspiring midwife. Includes directory of schools, weblinks, organizations, distance and on-site learning programs, apprenticeships, Certiifed Nurse Midwifery, etc. $29.95 avialable from Midwifery Today or call 800-743-0974.

Midwifery Study Group
Meadowborn Midwifery Study Group meets in Ventura, California monthly. Classes are taught by professional midwives for their peers, apprentices, labor companions and childbirth educators. For schedule, go to:

Midwifery-Related Events in Southern California
click here to find out what's happenin' in the Southland: So Cal Midwifery Scene

Midwifery Organizations
American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)
1522 K St., ste. 1000
Washington, DC 20005

Association of Radical Midwives
Greetby Hall, Ormskirk
Lancashire, England l39 2DT

California Association of Midwives (CAM)
PO Box 460606
San Francisco, CA 94146-0606

Citizens for Midwifery
PO Box 82227
Athens, GA 30608-2227

Friends of Homebirth
103 N. Pearl St.
Big Sandy, TX 75755

Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC)
318 W. Birch #5
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)
PO Box 175
Newton, KS 67114

Midwives Alliance of Washington State(WA midwifery licenses reciprocal in Ca.)
1100 23rd Ave. East
Seattle, WA 96112

Midwives Association of Florida (FL midwifery licenses reciprocal in Ca.)
910 NE 120th St.
North Miami, FL 33161

Midwifery Publications
The Birth Gazette
42 The Farm
Summertown, TN 38483

magazine & conference

Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Elsevier North Holland
Vanderbilt Ave.
New York, NY 10017

Midwifery Today
PO Box 2672
Eugene, OR 97402
e-mail: Online Version

Mothering Magazine
PO Box 1690
Santa Fe, NM 8750

Special Delivery
The Newsletter of Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE)
PO Box 382724
Cambridge, MA 02238-2724

The Aspiring Midwives' Recommended Reading:
by Helen Varney

Human Labor and Birth
by Oxorne & Foote

A Textbook for Midwives
by Margaret Myles

A Guide to Physical Examination
by Barbara Bates

Becoming A Midwife
by Caroline Steiger

Holistic Midwifery
by Anne Frye

Heart and Hands
by Elizabeth Davis

Spiritual Midwifery
by Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives

Helping Hands
by Carla Hartley

Many of these titles are available from:

  • Global Maternal/Child Health Association

  • Cutting Edge Press

    The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators
    PO Box 382724
    Cambridge, MA 02238-2724

    Birth and Life Bookstore
    141 Commercial St,.NE
    Salem, OR 97301

    ICEA Bookmarks
    PO Box 20048
    Minneapolis, MN 55420

    Medea Books
    3739 Balboa #189
    San Francisco, CA 94121

    Informed Homebirth
    PO Box 3675
    Ann Arbor, MI 48106