About Us

Our Story


The Midwifery Institute was founded in 2014 by Heather Carmody and Rebecca Emmons, 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. 

Compare Our Courses


I’m one of those people who likes to dive into work when the going gets tough, so from that, we have these nifty new comparison charts for potential students to compare our programs with those offered by the most common other certifiers we get asked about. I entirely admit I went into this project completely blind. I wasn’t sure how we compared in every way to other companies… I knew some factors, but not all. I honestly hadn’t looked. For the last 3 years, since we came online, our sole focus has been creating the best programming we are capable of, and working continually to improve that programming with ongoing updates, reformatting, and changes.

– thus, the sudden appearance of the 2.0 versions of some of our classes! –

So seeing how we stack up versus our competitors was a complete unknown. To say that I’m pleasantly surprised is an understatement.

For Labor and Birth Doula Training (seen above) and out of 20 “Competitive” categories (because personal preference has a lot to do with the other categories), we WON 13 (10 of those being ties). Of the 7 We do not win, we come second in the competition in 6 categories (some of those also ties)’
For Postpartum Doula certification Training (See right) out of 20 Categories, we WON 14 (11 of those being ties) and came in Second in 5 (some of those also being ties)

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. As of March 2023, We market courses in English in:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom

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 

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.

We do not offer Military, senior, student or any other form of identity or service based discount. 

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example: jane.smith 

NOT: Jane.Smith

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