WELCOME to BioBirth Midwifery Academy! We are nestled into the outskirts of the Greater Houston Area, in a teaching birth center just down the road from The Johnson Space Center (Nasa) and Space Center Houston in Webster, Texas. We are just a couple of blocks from HCAand UTMB Hospitals.
Our mission at the BioBirthMidwifery Academy is to develop midwives with active and creative minds, a sense of compassion and understanding of others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We set a standard to be honest, fair, thorough, caring and attentive to each and every student. We stress the complete and total development of each student, intellectually, socially, ethically, spiritually and morally.
From antiquity, midwives have assisted women in childbirth and mothering. Knowledge about the science and art of midwifery was passed on from midwife to intern. Eventually, midwifery education via the apprenticeship model became very hard to find.
Thanks to the efforts of midwives from Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), North American Registry of Midwives(NARM) and Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), the preservation of midwifery was finally realized in the United States. The grassroots efforts of midwives, midwifery advocates, consumers and organizations such as Citizens for Midwifery (CfM) have helped families to secure access to midwives far into the future.
BioBirth Midwifery Academy and it’s partner BioBirth Birth Center provide aspiring midwives both necessary midwifery education and hands-on skills. We continue to offer our long time online curriculum for those who are not in the Houston, Texas area.
BioBirth Midwifery Academy is a comprehensive, self-paced (two-year equivalent), distance-education program based in Texas. For over 35 years it was recognized as an Approved Course of Study by Alaska’s Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives. Please check your own state regulations to determine if this program qualifies for your academic midwifery education. Generally, if your state allows non-MEAC-approved schools, this program will meet educational requirements. Depending on the state, there may be additional studies needed to become certified.
The BioBirth Difference
We offer TWO programs to fit your needs. A correspondence program with an instructor that cares about your success, is accessible and is eager to answer questions. Or an in-person midwifery education program at the BioBirth Birth Center located in Houston, Texas. Whichever you choose you will be working directly with the administrative director of the school, Darlene Dorries-Scrivner a Texas Licensed Midwife of over three decades.
Our curriculum is a proven, high-quality curriculum combined with your internship and enriched by small, local study groups (as available) to discuss your learning experiences.
The Academy’s tuition is a fraction of the cost of others to keep our tuition affordable for students. We did not seek MEAC-accreditation, which saved thousands of dollars passing on that savings to you.
Whether or not your school is MEAC-accredited should in no way affect your job prospects, or ability to practice as a midwife, as long as your education complies with state and national standards. Although we fully support the mission of the organization, we also acknowledge that MEAC-accreditation does not guarantee a program or school is any higher in quality than one that is not MEAC-accredited.
BioBirth Birth Center is ADA compliant and some of our staff members are fluent in ASL.