Midwifery is a calling…

Is a midwifery education calling you?


“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.”   William MacNeile Dixon

At Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI), located in Milwaukee WI at the Well-Rounded Maternity Center, we offer you a comprehensive, formal midwifery education program that gives you the opportunity to open windows, deliver miracles and create the possibility of everything.


Why a formal midwifery education?

MMCI strongly supports the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) belief that one crucial way to advance the profession of midwifery is to create midwifery programs that ensure standards of consistent content and quality. That is why we sought and received approval from the Educational Approval Board of the State of Wisconsin.


Why MMCI’s Certified Professional Midwife Program?

Proven success in preparing students to pass the NARM exam

MMCI prepares students to sit for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam to obtain the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) qualification, which has become the benchmark for midwives who attend homebirths and birth center births.  Stats!


A rich education experience that combines hands-on coursework and hands-on clinicals

MMCI offers both a formal midwifery education that teaches the science, theory, and ethics of birth in a peer-supported learning environment, as well as the clinical preceptor training that students need to practice as professionals. The learning experience combines the best of all worlds:

• face-to-face classroom experience: Faculty facilitate a peer-supported  learning environment that emphasizes integrity and compassion where students can develop the leadership, communication, and research skills required to be an effective midwife.

• self-paced study of distance education: Students complete readings and homework between monthly classes.

• hands-on experience of the apprenticeship approach: Students participate in clinicals and attend births.


A program designed to fit the way you live

MMCI’s CPM Program meets the needs of adult learners who may have jobs or are mothers: Each month, for 36 months, a module is taught at a weekend Intensive by experienced educators and providers who specialize in the module’s content.


An affordable CPM education


Relationships with numerous preceptors practicing in a wide network of sites, including international sites

MMCI offers assistance in placing students with preceptors who are qualified maternity care providers who practice locally, regionally, and internationally.


Experienced leadership and faculty

Our founder and Director of Academic Affairs, Mary Sommers is a leader in the national and international midwifery field.

Midwifery Education at Midwest Maternal Child Institute

What are MMCI/NCM graduates doing?

Follow this link to find out how and where and how our graduates are using their CPM education.