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Ok, I might be mistaken, but I thought a while back someone mentioned midwifery school. I'd LOVE to know what route is being taken, or considered for future midwives. I've been reading up-after having previously decided not to pursue it for 20ish years-and here in Idaho you HAVE to be licensed, so I'm pretty sure I'll be working toward CPM. I have absolutely zero desire to deliver in hospitals, so I don't see the point of CNM for me. I'd like to just attend homebirths. I'm actually madly in love with Ancient Art Midwifery Institute, but I'm waiting on an email from the board of midwifery rules here to see if that is satisfactory because I don't want to take AAMI and then have to enroll in a MEAC accredited school after anyway. But I seriously AAMI so far.
"Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law." George W. Bush
I will hopefully be going to Bastyr University in Seattle for their Midwifery school. They actually just merged with the Seattle Midwifery School. They prepare you to be a CPM but since they merged with the University you get a degree. Currently you can either get a Masters if you have a previous degree or if you don't (in my case I already have the lower division General Education completed) you can get a combo Bach/Masters degree.
I am really unclear how it works in other states. It seems like there are so many options to get licensed but then also each state requires something different. I guess I was thinking that CPM had better credentials or were licensed better than a lay midwife but I was reading something that made me think differently.