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The Journey Into Birth Work Has Never Been Easier

Welcome to the Pacific Birth Institute. 

We are so glad you are here.

On spotlight this fall is the national debut of our flagship curriculum, the Birth Assistant Training Program. 

This three-course program can be completed fully online at your own pace, making it easy to make birth work into your life today, no matter where your busy life takes you.

Students residing in the Anchorage, Kenai, and Mat-Su areas of Alaska will also be able to enroll for Comprehensive Skills Weekends and our Community Birth Residency Program.


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Take your birth knowledge to the next level.

Our easy to follow online curriculum provides you with the education and comprehensive skills knowledge needed to become a highly valuable birth assistant and right-hand to the community midwives near you.  

  • Have you always wanted to get into birth, but it was never the right time?
  • Are you a new midwifery student, wanting to impress your future preceptors and maybe make some money as a paid assistant while working on your CPM or CNM?
  • Have you wondered if birth work was even for you, and didn’t want to commit to the 24/7 lifestyle of a full time midwife or doula student to find out?

Our curriculum is targeted to help novice and skilled healthcare professionals alike excel in the sacred role of a midwife’s birth assistant in their community birth scene. 

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Assist Midwives with Water Birth
Learn about Placentas and Birth
Assist midwives in delivering babies

Support Birthing Families & Grow Your Career

Our Birth Assistant Training Program is comprised of a three-course online curriculum targeted to deliver a comprehensive, scenario-based education that prepares graduates to assist either Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) or Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) working in the community birth setting immediately. All graduates of the online program will meet current compliance training and regulatory standards of CABC and AABC. 

Support midwives throughout labor
Assist with newborn exams
Support birthing families

Are you ready to learn about...

  • The intricacies of community birth and pregnancy specific anatomy and physiology?
  • Assessing maternal, fetal, and newborn vital signs and wellness?
  • IV insertions, Newborn Resuscitation, Maternal Hemorrhage management, and more?
The Prerequisites Course is the first of our three part Birth Assistant Training Program, launching November 2020. 
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Our Story 

We are three midwives that burn with social justice, that are on fire with life and the welcoming of life into the world. We are women who uplift birthing people and families every day and love it. The Pacific Birth Institute is our home to channel our big picture ideas for power-with vs power-over leadership and development, sovereignty and birth justice, and the upliftment of aspiring and licensed community birth providers with accessible, scalable, and sustainable infrastructure that brings the agency of community birth back to where it belongs - to every body. 

We came together as midwives backing each other at births, and we saw how being in the trenches of midwifery is just one way to be the change we want to see in the world, and these trenches need some work if we want community birth to thrive, not just survive. Our story continually unfolds as we grow our Institute, but the motivation for culturally-matched, trauma-informed, evidence-based care and education access for birthing people and their providers in every town in the nation (and world) is our guiding light for program development and growth.

The Pacific Birth Midwife Team
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