Midwifery Training

Our intention is for students to leave our practice functioning at the level of an experienced midwife. As such, our apprenticeship is comprehensive, stringent and requires a very high level of dedication and commitment. 

Being a midwifery apprentice is a full time job with lots of overtime. The pay may be bad and the hours may be even worse but the opportunities and experiences are invaluable. 

Applicants must have:

  • Reliable transportation,
  • be available for births 24-7-365,
  • able to devote 10 hours a week towards work exchange efforts,
  • able to devote up to 10 hours a week towards community services 
  • able to commit to 10-20 hours a week for study,
  • available for 10-15 hours a week for clinical rotations,
  • available for up to 100 additional hours to attend births and postpartum appointments
  • have reliable childcare if needed,
  • Be able to make an initial investment of $500 for textbooks and equipment and up to another $5500 in additional study materials, equipment and classes over the next two years.

Work efforts

  • Cleaning, 
  • cooking,
  • running errands,
  • office management, 
  • placenta crafting

Community out-reach

  • Hosting midwifery study groups
  • Managing baby-care booth at markets, events and festivals, 
  • Speaking at events and gatherings, 
  • Hosting/promoting midwifery events

Students will receive:

  • Guidance for study and preparation for the Certified Professional Midwife exam,
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Training in the Midwives Alliance of North America  Core Competencies 
  • Training in the Arizona Rules and Regulations for Midwives
  • Theory and philosophy in the care of women
  • Opportunity to provide feedback 
  • Opportunity to pick a speciality area
  • Two scheduled days off a week to devote to studies

Students are expected to:

  • Turn in their assignments on time, 
  • Complete a minimum of three additional and complementary certifications (ex; breastfeeding, postpartum care, doula care)
  • Follow dress and conduct codes 
  • Exceed the clinical requirements of the North American Registry of Midwives CPM application, 
  • Understand that they will not be signed off on a skill or clinical experience until they have shown ++ competency of said skill or clinical experience,

If that hasn't scared you off, fill out our pre-screening form and if we have availability, we will get get back to you.

Name *
Are you available to dedicate up to 60 hours a week to your midwifery studies?
Do you have reliable transportation?
Are you prepared for hard, physical work? *
Will you be able to make an initial financial investment of for textbooks and equipment?
Do you have any healthcare experience?
Do you have training or experience in childbirth education, doula care, breastfeeding support or other pregnancy/birth area?
Are you presently enrolled in a midwifery program?