Birthingway has been training practitioners of the midwifery arts and sciences for more than 25 years. Over that time, we’ve experienced and witnessed a lot of change both internally and in the external landscape of midwifery and higher education. Birthingway is currently in a time of transition. We are not accepting new students into our Midwifery program at this time, nor are we offering new Labor and Postpartum Doula workshops  as we focus our efforts on fulfilling our commitments to existing students. We are exploring our options for new program offerings in the future—please consider subscribing to our newsletter to stay tuned with updates and information.

Midwifery We’ve been training midwives in the Biodynamic Model of Care since 1993. We are not admitting new students into our Midwifery program at this time.
Lactation After graduating all our cohorts, Birthingway’s lactation program closed in February of 2019. Please reference this section of the website for historical purposes only.
Doula Birthingway’s Doula Programs (Labor Doula and Postpartum Doula) offer both theoretical and skills-based learning, including robust in-class time as well as a mentored certification practicum for each profession. We are admitting students into these programs who have already completed one of our workshops; however, we are not offering new training workshops at this time. 
Continuing
Education
Birthingway has provided midwives, lactation consultants, doulas, and other perinatal providers workshops for growing their skills and knowledge, and to help them acquire ongoing training required for certification and licensure, including LD&D renewal for midwives licensed in Oregon, Biodynamic Resuscitation of the Newborn training, and a variety of CEU and CERP offerings informed by the latest evidence. We continue to offer monthly Learning Circles for enrolled and certified doulas, as well as training from members of our community through HIVE.

Services and Referrals

Thanks to over 25 years of educating the birthing community, Birthingway is part of a large and growing community of Midwives, Lactation Consultants, Labor Doulas, Postpartum Doulas and Childbirth Educators. They are our students, graduates and faculty.

If you are looking for one of these services, please browse our Services and Referrals area.