Applying to the Indie Birth Midwifery School

The Enrollment Process

Step 1: Read this MANDATORY (and we are generally not bossy at all, but we really mean MANDATORY on this) IBMS Packet

Step 2: Submit your application and set up an interview time.

Step 3: If accepted, you will need to sign our contract and put your tuition through

There are extremely important details about our program and our policies in the packet and also that you will need to acknowledge on the checkout page so do not skip this step.

STEP 2: Submit Your Application

STEP 1: Read the Mandatory Packet

Hey! This page of our website is admittedly EXTREMELY BORING, so if you haven't already explored our Mission, watched some inspiring birth videos that demonstrate the power of this work, read about the incredible curriculum, or checked out all our inspirational teachers, you should definitely do all of that FIRST.

When you're sure you interested in enrolling in our program, come back here and read the boring details about how to do that. We try to make the process as fun and painless as possible. We love doing interviews, and we hope to see you for one super soon!!!!


The cost of our complete midwifery education is $11,111. We currently offer three different payment plans (outlined below). 

This tuition includes:

  • The Intro to Autonomous Midwifery course (10 weeks)

  • The 40 Week Midwifery Foundations Program (40 weeks)

  • The Advanced Midwifery Program (28 weeks)

  • LIFETIME ACCESS to all courses 

  • All video lectures, reading assignments, and project instructions 

  • Feedback from our team on all final project submissions and final project portfolio reviews (31 total)

  • Engaging weekly student calls facilitated by our team. Sometimes these are mini classes, sometimes they are self-development sessions, and sometimes they are social! Sometimes Maryn and Margo host, and other times calls are hosted by other team members or guests.

  • Ongoing access to our incredible Indie Birth communities of current and former students, and amazing collaborators who guest teach and offer support to our students.

We want to be totally transparent and have no hidden fine print. ALL REQUIRED DONATIONS ARE INCLUDED IN THE $11,111 TOTAL for the Indie Birth Midwifery School Program (which includes the Intro, 40 Week and Advanced Programs). 

Donation Schedule 

  • Total tuition for the Indie Birth Midwifery School is $11,111. 

  • There are no refunds, period, and we do not stop payment plans, which means we want students to feel 100% certain our program is right for them prior to enrolling. We offer an interview call and copious resources for you explore in order to make the right choice for you.

What is not included 

  • A computer and internet access
  • Required books 
  • Our OPTIONAL Midwifery Skills Workshop 

Additional Info

While we feel that our school is complete in terms of classroom learning, it does not include an apprenticeship nor do we currently have formal apprenticeship agreements with preceptors. We are happy to help connect you with opportunities and support you in finding an apprenticeship though. Our goal is that during or after you complete the program, you will be a valuable asset to any team or practice as an assistant or apprentice.

Indie Birth Private Contract Association (including Indie Birth Midwifery School) functions as a Private Contract Association (PMA) and all students and faculty must be members of IBPCA. Contract/application will be offered to you with enrollment package.

financing Options and payment plans

  • Pay with PayPal, which offers financing for payment in full up front (this is a new line of credit). Typically this is a 6 month 0% APR offer, which we are grateful is available to our students!

  • A 12 month payment plan - $925 a month for 12 months

  • $3000 down and then $426 a month for 19 months

  • $5000 down and then $321 a month for 19 months

STEP 2: Submit Your Application

STEP 1: Read the Mandatory Packet