Midwifery Programs in Idaho

Midwifery School in Idaho - ID

Assisting in a birth can be one of the most rewarding experiences in health care and for those who are interested, there are midwifery courses to be found in Idaho, as well as distance learning alternatives.

Midwifery is a time-honored practice where a trained professional midwife cares for women during their pregnancy, labor and birth and beyond into the postpartum period when a pregnancy is considered low-risk, complications are not anticipated and the birthing process does not require the expertise of an obstetrician. 

As a career path, many midwives choose to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) by obtaining a Bachelor of Nursing degree and then take courses in midwifery in order to graduate from nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

Typically, students in Idaho can expect to take courses that cover the history and principles of nurse-midwifery, nursing theory and women’s health. Introductory and advanced classes in antepartum, intrapartum and post partum care are required. Other typical courses should cover pathophysiology, reproductive physiology, pharmacology, and newborn care. The training curriculum includes a strong clinical component and students are required to be part of a specified number of births.

In addition, the Idaho State Board of Midwifery requires that all licensed professional midwives have successfully completed the following coursework: Pharmacology for Midwives, The Treatment of Shock and IV Therapy, Suturing for Midwives and Neonatal Resuscitation. These courses may also be available as seminars.
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