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Bringing together the sacred + scientific. Moving midwifery into a creative new era.

Indie Birth Midwifery School

We have created and sustained what we think is currently the best program for rabble-rousing, mind expanding, world changing student midwives.

We are pro-critical thinking, and anti-dogma. We combine modern research with age old wisdom, with a focus on becoming heart centered midwives that can truly serve the family above all else.

We value student autonomy as much as client autonomy, and as such we have an "unschooling", project based approach that still provides plenty of structure, timelines, connection and accountability. Read more about our curriculum.

So here we are!

In 2016, we were tired of not having a midwifery school recommendation that we could truly endorse.

Women ask us every day about how to become a midwife without selling their soul to the system.

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**students NEED to complete an apprenticeship PRIOr to practicing as a midwife, although some students choose to do so after completing the program.

You complete the Advanced Midwifery Program (check out the curriculum, it's 28 weeks long) 


You complete the 40 Week Midwifery Foundations Course (check out the curriculum) 


You complete The Intro to Autonomous Midwifery Course, (it's 10 weeks long) 


Here's what happens after you enroll

The IBMS experience is the perfect blend of the science and the sacred. By learning traditional community midwifery knowledge as well as modern advancements in care for the birthing year, you will be well prepared to serve your community.

The complete online experience for heart centered and spirit led birth attendants who want to. Created by spiritual, autonomous midwives.

The Indie Birth Midwifery School Program


These 3 steps are bundled into a flat fee for the complete IBMS experience. Click here to see our tuition, application and enrollment process.

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With our straightforward, socially oriented online platform you can complete all of your assignments, get feedback and connect with other students. We do also have an in person option to come to one of our awesome midwifery skills workshops, which is available to students at a large discount.

Completely Online

Because you're busy

The IBMS Difference

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Becoming a midwife takes so much more than passing a rudimentary test. It requires deep introspection, exploration and nourishing of yourSELF so that you can serve as a healthy leader in your birth community. It also requires tuning in to the sacred aspects of birth so we can create a cultural shift where women are honored in our communities. We incorporate these concepts and space for reflection throughout the courework. 

Midwifery as a Sacred Calling and Role

Because you're tuned in

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Students complete our mind blowing, curated content within our program timeline that we have created (click to see the program timeline). This way you will have fun and stay on task. We also have LIVE weekly student meetings where we connect, go deeper with the material, and explore students' emotions, experiences and questions that come up on the student midwife path.

Structure and Support

because you need to get it done!

Midwifery is calling you...

— Alethea

“Until you have had an undisturbed birth of your own it’s impossible to describe how important the work that Indie Birth doing is. Indie birth is more than midwifery care it is an opportunity for women to really tune in, know their baby in the womb, trust in their body and themselves throughout the pregnancy and into birth and motherhood.”


Meet the duo behind the Indie Birth Midwifery School

We are mamas and birth workers who decided to do birth differently– and bring others along with us. We are kind, fun to work with, and great at (lovingly) calling people on their bullshit when necessary. With 12 children and 18 years of midwifery between us, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way, and Indie Birth Midwifery School is our space to share it all with you.

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Margo and Maryn

The Beginner's Guide to Radical Midwifery

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What to Do Next

The Student Midwife Primer

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