So you want to start a midwifery school? You recognize the worldwide need for more midwives and are committed to creating a unique legacy that will ensure that midwifery continues as a viable option for the future. We congratulate you on your wiliness to consider a noble venture like this and we would like to assist you on this path. Here is an example of one school’ s journey.

“You Can Eat an Elephant” by Marla Hicks, Program Manager, Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery

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For more information and support about starting a school, visit or contact the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council.





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Read about one school’ s journey here.

More information also in the Giving Birth to Midwives archive located in our resources section.