There are many paths to becoming a midwife. Education is an essential part of restoring midwifery to Aboriginal peoples across Canada. This knowledge must be brought home to our communities.
All midwifery education programs provide are a combination of classroom-based or academic learning and, clinical placements or apprenticeship in midwifery clinics. Midwifery education includes courses from the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Teaching methods combine lectures, seminars, laboratories, distance learning and mentorship. Regardless of the program you enter, midwifery education takes place in many settings, including a university or college campus, midwifery clinics, hospitals, and birth centres. Most midwifery programs expect that you will be willing to relocate for parts of your education program.
Midwifery education gives students the opportunity to develop both the hands on clinical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to be primary caregivers for women, babies, and their families throughout pregnancy and the first six weeks postpartum.