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 and, while we are not accepting new students into our midwifery program at this time, our doula and continuing education programs remain active as ever. Please consider subscribing to our newsletter to stay tuned with updates and information about our current offerings.

Midwifery We’ve been training midwives in the Biodynamic Model of Care since 1993. Our midwifery program is currently undergoing significant changes and we are not admitting new students 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.
Birthingway offers midwives, lactation consultants, doulas, and other perinatal providers workshops for growing their skills and knowledge, and to acquire 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.

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.