About IHM


~ for the student who seeks to honor, preserve and practice the ancient art of midwifery in our modern world ~

The Institute of Holistic Midwifery (IHM) is a didactic, virtual, long-distance midwifery education program using computer and internet technology to deliver learning modules and receive homework, facilitate twice weekly webinars for interactive faculty-student discussions and provide opportunities for student-to-student sharing via on-line discussion boards.

The didactic program is organized by semesters covering two calendar years.  First year content includes foundational, entry level learning.  Second year content is for the advanced midwifery student.  Hands-on skills seminars are offered annually.

The application deadline is June 1st with enrollment beginning in Septemeber.

IHM’s experience (clinical) requirements follow the guidelines of the North American Registry of Midwives’ (NARM) experience requirements.  Additional requirements are listed in the Policies & Procedures.  Students apprentice with approved preceptors while working toward meeting their experience requirements during their enrollment at IHM.  Entry level students have up to 4 years to complete the IHM’s experience requirements from initial enrollment.

Students seeking NARM‘s Certified Professional Midwife’s (CPM) credential will fulfill their skills requirements upon graduation of IHM’s program and may be exempt from the NARM Skills Exam.

The Institute for Holistic Midwifery supports the process of MEAC accreditation.  IHM also offers customized and MEAC accredited workshops for birth professionals seeking continuing education units (CEUs).

The Institute of Holistic Midwifery offers a comprehensive curriculum for the student who seeks to honor, preserve and practice the ancient art of midwifery in our modern world, weaving the lasting traditions of our foremothers with the evidence-based practices of today.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact us at InstituteHM@aol.com.


Marilee Pinkleton, CPM

IHM Founder & Executive Director

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