so you want to be a midwife?
".....if you are going to serve as a midwife, I propose that about 95% of what you do is education and encouragement... your job is NOT catching babies and I hope that you don't go around saying that as I hear so many midwives do....your job is to help women in their transformation as owners of their lives, which requires that they also become students of life, including all things birth."
- Carla Hartley
Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute
Colorado needs more midwives!
In the breathtaking landscapes of Colorado, the need for compassionate midwives has never been more crucial. Our practice recognizes the vital role midwives play in promoting holistic and personalized care during the birthing journey.
To meet this demand, we warmly welcome aspiring midwives in their apprenticeships. By fostering a collaborative environment, we aim to contribute to the growth of skilled professionals dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of birthing individuals across the state.
Join us in the mission to make quality midwifery care accessible to all, as we believe that a community of well-trained midwives translates to healthier and more empowered birth experiences in Colorado.
As you consider this path and look for direction you will become familiar with several terms.
The national standard as well as the current Colorado requirement for testing knowledge and becoming licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Midwives Registration in Colorado is the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam.
The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) has compiled a great reading list on their website related specifically to that exam.