Midwife To Be is an online course providing the academic outline to equip aspiring midwives achieve the title of Midwife. (mail, email or fax correspondence available for Amish ladies or special circumstances )
Having always been active in training midwives, Lisa Aman, Licensed Midwife of SC in 1985, founded the Midwife To Be course which is beneficial for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of midwifery. Doctors, nurses, experienced midwives, midwives seeking to take the NARM exam (North American Registry of Midwives), direct entry midwives, lay midwives and others have all been successful. This course can prepare you for the path you choose.
MTB (Midwife To Be) was originally made to meet the needs of apprentice students Lisa trained in South Carolina. Having grown, it now serves students worldwide. There have been many changes over the years and it keeps improving. The freedom of the course allows you to work at your own pace. There are resources within the course that connect and network you to other students, preceptors, educational tools and much more!
“Becoming a midwife is no small task and the journey can be long. When I started midwifery I went to New Life in Davao, Philippines for a 6 week internship and came home to Haiti knowing it was time to start my academics. I’d lived in Haiti almost 20 years at this time doing orphan care and I often wondered about why so many women were dying in childbirth. Midwifery, for me, was the answer and we started a prenatal program and I started academics with MTB. I ordered the mountainous pile of books necessary and dug in. The units built on each other and the books often repeated information which was perfect for a student learning alone in a distance program. I labored through each unit one after the other building my skill and knowledge base. This February I took and passed the NARM. I went in not sure what to expect, I came out knowing MTB and my preceptors had fully prepared me.It’s a lot of work and it should be. I think Midwife To Be helped me to become a confident and competent midwife and I sure did not start out that way. It’s a thorough program that demands a lot of a student who will in turn become a successful midwife giving quality care to her clients.”Beth McHoulHeartline Maternity Center www.heartlineministries.orgPort-au-Prince, Haiti
It is highly recommended that you connect with other students in the course by joining the Midwife-to-Be Yahoo group. This provides accountability as well as offers a wealth of resources. Many students can answer questions you may have.