Community Courses and Workshops

Most of our courses and workshops are open to anyone in the community. We are always excited by the fresh perspective that Community Students bring to our courses, and hope that you will consider joining us!

Finding and Signing Up for a Course or Workshop

All of the information that you will need to register is available in our quarterly newsletter. This includes registration forms, course descriptions, tuition and fees, schedules, and more.

Registration is made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Visit our registration page to learn more about our registration process.

Midwifery core courses are currently restricted to enrolled Midwifery Program students. These courses  will be noted as such on registration materials.

Some courses have prerequisites, which are listed in the registration materials.

Popular Workshops

Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn

BRN provider training is a stand-alone workshop in how to assist with the newborn transition.  Taught by a BRN Certified Instructor, the training includes both theoretical and hands-on practice components.  To receive a BRN provider card, you must attend the entire five hour workshop and pass the written and skills assessments.

BRN meets NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) certification and recertification requirements for neonatal resuscitation training.

To learn more about the program, visit About BRN.

Legend Drugs and Devices Renewal

Birthingway offers the LD&D renewal course twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. This workshop is for midwives who have already completed their initial training and are licensed. It updates the same topics in a shortened format, and includes a testing component. For more detailed information please see our LD&D information page. Neonatal resuscitation training is not part of the LD&D renewal workshop and needs to be taken separately. Please visit the Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn (BRN) website for more information.

Postpartum Doula: Supporting Transitions After Birth

Gain knowledge and skills for assisting women after birth, including hormones in the postpartum, maternal changes, infant care, mood disorders, physical care and breastfeeding support.

This course is also the first step in our Postpartum Doula Certification Program.

Registration is first come, first served. Sign up for our Newsletter to be informed as soon as it is offered.

So, You Want To Be A Doula?

Please join us for a free info session to learn more about labor and postpartum doula work. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the training, practice, and lifestyle of labor and postpartum doulas as well as ask your own questions to see if this might be the right path for you!

We will be joined by current students, graduates, and local business savvy doulas as panel members.

Next Session: March 3, 2018, 1:00 – 3:30

Located at
Birthingway College of Midwifery (Google Maps)
12113 SE Foster Road
Portland, Oregon 97266

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So, You Want To Be A Lactation Consultant?

We look forward to welcoming you at this free event for those interested in pursuing a career in Lactation Consultation! We’ll be going over the pathways to certification for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, as well as hosting a panel of current lactation students and IBCLCs, who will discuss their own experiences and insights on careers as lactation support professionals. Bring your questions and passion for helping babies and their families!

Visit the “So, You Want To Be A Lactation Consultant?” Information Night Page to see when it will be offered next.

So, You Want To Be A Midwife?

An exciting workshop for prospective midwifery students!

Topics will include:

  • All about Birthingway College’s Midwifery Program
  • Paths to Midwifery: Direct Entry, CNM, and ND
  • Panel: Students discuss their experiences
  • Panel: Midwives tell their stories
  • Questions, conclusions, and feedback
  • Financial Aid Information (optional)

Visit the “So, you want to be a Midwife?” page to see when it will be offered next.

The Labor Doula: Assisting Women with Birth

Lecture, readings and practical skills for providing emotional and physical support for women in labor and immediate postpartum. This course constitutes one step towards Birthingway’s Labor Doula Certification and also meets the prerequisite for admission to our midwifery program.

Registration is first come, first served. Sign up for our Newsletter to be informed as soon as it is offered.