I’m a certified professional midwife (CPM) since 2009. I studied at Newlife International School of Midwifery, a missions-minded Christian midwifery school based in Davao City, Philippines.
It’s a school unlike any other and uses a dual-enrollment system. Even though I lived and did all my practical training in the Philippines, I actually graduated from an American school, called National College of Midwifery.
Being dually enrolled, gave me the best of both worlds. I was able to participate in several hundred births in the two years I was there, yet still acquire an accredited American degree. Also, the training I had was specifically suited for problems and complications seen in developing countries. Had I chosen to study in the states, I would not have had the same kind of preparation for the work I’m doing today-- both as a midwife and as a missionary.
Newlife International School of Midwifery just celebrated their 15th anniversary and their 17,000 birth!
To learn more about them, click on their website here.
I loved my time there and am thankful for the faithful leadership, patient teachers, and life changing friendships the experience provided. If you ever want to learn from some awesome midwives, go and see it for yourself!