NMI maintains a list of current and former preceptors who are willing to be contacted by NMI students. The list can be found here. Please note that it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to find a secure an apprenticeship. Preceptors do not have to be on this referral list to precept for NMI students.
The Four Tendencies - Basic information introducing students to the Rubin Four Tendencies Framework
NARM Application - Information and forms link for students in MEAC-accredited programs.
NMI's Certification & Licensure page - Tons of details about applying to take the NARM exam.
NMI's Certification & Licensure page - Provides links to offices for all states that license direct-entry midwives.
MANA.org - MANA maintains a state-by-state listing of midwifery associations here.
Weekly virtual Study Group - Uses free Zoom videoconferencing platform. Current schedule is Sundays 5:30PST/8:30EST. Click the link to join the weekly call.
NMI Facebook Group
NMI Facebook group - A closed group for NMI students and graduates.
American College of Community Midwives - A professional organization for community midwives
Black Mamas Matter Alliance - A Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice
California Association of Midwives - CAM’s mission is to educate California families and increase access to patient-centered, evidence-based midwifery care
Citizens for Midwifery - A national consumer-based group promoting the Midwives Model of Care
Coalition for Improving Maternity Services - A coalition of individuals and national organizations with a mutual concern for the care and well-being of mothers, babies, and families
International Childbirth Education Association - A professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care
International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) - A non-profit infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding support, and midwife training organization, comprised of women and men who want to improve birth outcomes and provide training opportunities in their communities
Midwifery Education Accreditation Council - MEAC's mission is to promote excellence in midwifery education through accreditation. It creates standards and criteria for the education of midwives
Midwives Alliance of North America - A professional membership organization that promotes excellence in midwifery practice, endorses diversity in educational backgrounds and practice styles, and is dedicated to unifying and strengthening the profession, thereby increasing access to quality health care and improving outcomes for women, babies, families, and communities
North American Registry of Midwives - A certification organization administering the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential
US MERA - US MERA is a coalition comprised of representatives of national midwifery associations, credentialing bodies and education accreditation agencies: its goal is to increase access to high quality and culturally relevant midwifery care.
Classes and Trainings
Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives - In-person and distance learning intensives offered by Elizabeth Davis. The purpose of the Heart & Hands Midwifery Intensives course is to provide students with a strong and integrated foundation in the art and science of midwifery.
Karen Strange AAP/NRP - Karen teaches the traditional AAP/NRP course of completion material, while incorporating published research regarding neonatal resuscitation.
Spinning Babies - Easier birth with fetal positioning.
Midwife Archives - The Midwife Archives is a collection of information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and well-woman care from a midwifery perspective. Compiled and maintained by Ronnie Falcão, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, California.
Midwifery Matters - A peer-reviewed biannual journal of research and evidence-based information for out-of-hospital midwives, published by Birthwise Midwifery School (available for students in the Media Library)
Midwifery Today Online - A quarterly journal for midwives, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators, doctors, parents, parents-to-be, and anyone who wants to learn more about pregnancy, labor, and birth.
Childbirth And Postpartum Professional Association - An international certification organization for Doulas, Childbirth Educators and Lactation Educators.
Doulas of North America International - An international, non-profit organization of doulas that strives to have every doula trained and educated to provide the highest quality and standards for birth and/or postpartum support to birthing women and their families.
toLabor (formerly Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators) - toLabor is an international birth doula training and certifying organization that has its roots deep in the midwifery model of care and evidence-based practices
La Leche League International - An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
Waterbirth International / Global Maternal Child Health Association - Waterbirth International was founded in 1988 with one purpose in mind: "To make waterbirth an available option for all women."
The American Public Health Association - "APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. We strengthen the public health profession. We speak out for public health issues and policies backed by science."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
World Health Organization - "Our goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people."