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We have done a variety of payment plan options over the years and if we have learned one thing it is that people who ask for payment plans, especially ones that extend beyond the time in our program, are often also the people who already have one foot out the door, and are afraid to […]

Why we don’t do traditional “payment plans”

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BY MARGO BLACKSTONE Yes, thats right, I’m on a roll here, and I’m not afraid to shine my truth beam at every corner of the birth world, even our own. Autonomous/authentic/independent midwives can lack integrity too. Oh boy, this one is hard to write (especially knowing I’m going to get comments shaming me for my […]

Lack of Integrity in Autonomous Midwifery

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Check out this gorgeous final project of IBMS student Rikki! This project was part of the Wise Woman Prenatal Care course and this creation is to showcase Rikki’s vision for what midwifery care can look like. Enjoy! And to learn more about our courses, go to indiebirthmidwiferyschool.org/curriculum

Rikki’s Heart-Womb Model of Care

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This is one of the first assignments we ask our Indie Birth Midwifery School students to create during their time with us. We wanted to share this beautiful work that Melanie created to give you sense of how amazing our students are, and how deep their “why’s” really are. If you want to join this […]

Why Melanie is a Student Midwife

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BY MARGO BLACKSTONE Here in the present moment, in the United States and every developed nation, traditional midwifery is an anachronistic fantasy. Birth does occasionally veer outside the realm of normal and safe. And we DO have access to medical technology that didn’t exist when traditional midwifery developed in cultures across the world. At the […]

The Fantasy of Traditional Midwifery

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This writing is from Julie Hughes! ——————————————- One of the first times that I remember experiencing the tingly whole body vibration, head to toe goose pimples that in my experience comes with that all over “knowingness”, was at 21 years old.  I had started University as a small town, first generation college girl majoring in […]

How Julie Became a Midwife: A Tale of Knowingness and Hearing Your Inner Voice

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BY MARGO BLACKSTONE Back in good old 2010 I graduated from Northern Arizona University with my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. I immediately started a graduate program in Applied Criminology and my trajectory was to work in domestic violence policy reform, specifically around fatality cases. It was seriously heavy work, and […]

How Margo Became a Midwife: A Tale of Serendipity and Almost Barfing

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This is a beautiful guided meditation from IBMS student Rikki that she wanted to offer up and share with you all <3 Luscious eternity has been pouring in through a tiny passageway at the top of my head. Down it drips, a sweet nectar that warms and coats all of the unfurling leaflings that grow […]

Gnosis of the Heart-Womb

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Guest post from Rikki, one of our newest IBMS students. Midwifery is one of the world’s oldest professions. Since the beginning and across cultures, women have joined other women/birthing people through the ceremony of pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond – offering their wisdom + ancient knowledge, passed down for generations. The midwife was/is more than […]

Cosmic Midwife

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Isis is one of our really amazing IBMS students, entering the Advanced Midwifery Program. She is smart, funny, precise, and a real asset to the birth community. You can find more at her website, on the podcast that she cohosts with Chae Pounds (an IBMS alumni!), and in this interview on the Evidence Based Birth […]

Isis’s Story of Becoming a Midwife

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