about mmci


The Midwest Maternal Child Institute (MMCI) was founded in 2007 by Mary Sommers. Originally located in Chicago, MMCI was part of the National College of Midwifery. In 2010, MMCI became an independent educational institution. Recently, we moved from Oregon, Wisconsin to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Midwest Maternal Child Institute has a 100% success rate of MMCI/NCM graduates passing the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam to obtain the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) qualification.


MMCI is a private higher educational institution approved by the Educational Approval Board, under Wis. Stats. 38.50(10).


Our Mission

Using The Midwives Model of Care™, MMCI will train midwives as servant leaders who are engaged in the larger context in which midwifery care is provided, and who will act with the integrity and purpose necessary to provide quality care to women and their communities.  The Midwives Model of Care™.


Our Vision

Every geographical region has a dynamic, influential community of midwives who are providing high quality, evidence-based health services to women and families using The Midwives Model of Care™.


Our Core Values Regarding the Education of our Students

MMCI’s core values are informed by the founding values of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Education Standards Initiative, and include:

• Fostering trust in midwifery education processes by adhering to the midwifery education standards developed by Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (EAB), Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), and the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).

• Stimulating and supporting continuous quality improvement in our CPM program

• Maintaining integrity through a consistent, fair and honest education process

• Promoting autonomy of the profession of midwifery, midwives, and midwifery programs such as MMCI.





Useful Links

An updated MMCI catalog will be available August, 2014