Frequently Asked Questions
As long as you Like! TMI prides itself in being the ONLY online self-paced provider of birth worker education with a single course fee. There are no due dates and no deadlines to complete your course. We recognize that life can get pretty hectic. Don’t worry! your coursework will be right here waiting for you.
TMI certifications are valid across the world! We are established in The United States and Canada and their territories. In March 2023, We are opening to certify in
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- New Zealand
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Kingdom
Our Midwifery Program is currently accepting applications from US based students, for Fall 2023 at the latest.
No. We are an independent certification agency with a focus on providing excellent evidence-based and traditional care to clients. As we are not affiliated with these organizations, it would be up to that organization whether or not they wanted to count our courses as continuing education for renewal of credentials.
YES! We accept Credit, Debit and and offer credit-score based payments through affirm.
We also offer credit-free financing through private Payment plans. This is our in-house financing option, no credit check required. For more information, Click here
We are partnering with The Birth Worker Access Fund in 2023 to offer scholarships of up to 95% off to some aspiring Doulas. Message us for more details!
We have several Scholarship options available for Midwifery Students, which can be found HERE
The Midwifery Institute offers sales on a regular basis, either on specific courses, or our entire course catalogue. You are encouraged to follow our facebook page and instagram account for occasional coupon codes as well.
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Executive Director: Becca Emmons, CTM, DEM
Hello There, I’m Becca! I’m a lifelong student of pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood. I began working as a doula in 2007 while still in high school. After attending two years of traditional college, I heard my calling as a midwife and began pursuing a midwifery education. After four years of intensive study, I started my Apprenticeship under Heather Carmody (CPM, CTM, LM) in 2014. In 2015, we launched The Midwifery Institute, (Formerly Madre Sana), to educate Midwives, Doulas and other birth workers. I finished my Apprenticeship in 2016 and began practicing cooperatively with Heather and independently as a Traditional Midwife.
I took a step back from midwifery in 2018 following a case of burnout and spent several years working with autistic children and starting my own family. In 2022, I was returning to my first love, with the support of my husband and our children. I am so happy to be on this journey with you, and can’t wait to get started!
Tabitha Campos, Customer Support
Tabitha is our resident Customer Support Guru extraordinaire. If you’re emailing support, you’re probably talking to her. Tabitha has been working part-time with the Midwifery Institute since June 2022 and loves every minute of it. In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys making art, spending time with her partner, snuggling her cats, and exploring her area.
Sam Morton, Assistant to the Executive Director
Hey everyone, and welcome! My name is Sam, and I’ve been a helper for as long as I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was always, “I don’t know, I just want to change the world.” As a result of that passion with no clear path, I have a super varied background in psychology, social work, mental health, the justice system, sociology, and coaching. During my walk through infertility, I got the call to be a doula. After the birth of my first child, I started my training and immediately knew I had found a home in birth work. All my past experiences and backgrounds made sense. I’m excited to work with the midwifery institute to help them execute their mission of putting tools and resources into the hands of the women who need them!
Sam works with The Midwifery Institute to improve and streamline our student experience. You’ll see Sam in our live chats and discussions.
Jazman Allen, Psy.D Counseling Skills
Hello everyone! My name is Jazman Allen, and I am a fertility and birth doula. My heart
was drawn to birth work from a very young age. As a kindergartner, God had given
me knowledge of the calling that He had crafted for life, and I knew that when I grew up,
I wanted to “help mommies have babies.” As a teen, I innately gravitated to birth-related
television and would watch for hours. I was eager to support family members, friends,
and acquaintances voluntarily. Although my journey to birth work was unconventional,
it always centered around working with young children and their families. Even
more unique to my story is how I came into fertility doula work, which was birthed from
a journey that my husband and I never expected to be on. I now support clients
seeking to overcome infertility through natural methods and assisted reproductive
technology. I am honored to be working with The Midwifery Institute and keeping
them in providing excellent education and tools for birth workers!
Other Staff Bios coming soon!
Taylor Weisz, Innovation & Human Resources Consultant
Danette Rossi, Course Developer
Olivia Moran, Course Developer
Hayley Grow, Course Developer
About The Midwifery Institute
The Midwifery Institute was founded in 2014 by Rebecca Emmons and Heather Carmody, both midwives, after numerous interactions with doulas, which left them wanting more support and more accurate education for their clients.
What began as a 6-week course of in-person workshops has now blossomed into six intensive online courses, with more coming all the time, all offered to students across the world in an accessible online-only self-paced format to allow flexibility in education to those who need it most- all at an affordable price.
At the Midwifery Institute, we reject gatekeeping and bigotry in all forms. We acknowledge how race, gender, economic status, religion, and more can impact clients’ care in a birth setting, and actively work to dismantle the systems of oppression that affect at-risk populations. We strive to improve birth and parenting for ALL families, regardless of how they look, believe, or make money.
The Midwifery Institute is based in the United States.
We would Love to hear from you!
You Can use our on-website chat feature on the bottom right of your screen to reach someone 9:30am Eastern to 11:30pm eastern, 7 days a week.
Don’t want to chat right now? Please send us an Email! Support@midwiferyinstitute.com Please note that some features, such as payment plans, are not conducted via email for any reason.