A big topic of conversation with Darby has been pathways to licensure. Accreditation is changing within the next few years, and in order to sit for the NARM (National Association of Registered Midwives) exam, you will have to got to a MEAC (Midwifery Education Accreditation Council) accredited school.

I sent in my application to National College of Midwifery, a 2 year online/apprenticeship based midwifery program. I thought about waiting to apply, but called and talked to some people in the office there and found out their fees were almost doubling on June 1st. If I am accepted, I will begin right away working on the academic portion of the program (12-15 credits per trimester which is 4 months long) and I will attend births and do exams and work my way from observer, to assistant, to primary under supervision, to primary. I am already beginning this process by assisting with prenatals and postpartums here with Darby, and since she is a registered preceptor I can count my work here towards my required clinicals.

I will stay enrolled at Evergreen, and plan to look for a sponsor who will work with me through internship and ILC for the next few quarters, and I am also looking forward to taking some low credit photography and dance classes if I am in Olympia. If all goes as planned, I will graduate from both schools in about two years with a Bachelor of Science at Evergreen, an Associate of Science in Midwifery from National College of Midwifery, and will be a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)!!!!


I am very excited to share that Darby has asked me to return and work as her assistant in September and stay for at least a year. During this time I would be gaining clinical experience and doing research and online work for both schools. I will also be kicking my doula business into high-gear to earn some income and experience.

I am planning on continuing my education this summer by attending a neonatal resuscitation workshop in July led by Karen Strange. I will also re-up my CPR/First Aid training.

I will also be continuing my blog on this site- Wildroot Birth Services!

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