Midwifery Today needs your help so we can continue tohelp others become midwives or doulas, provide worldwide birth education, and lead more women to have better births.
Midwifery Today has a herstory of serving the needs of midwives and other practitioners, as well as moms. We have coordinated 85 conferences in 18 different countries. Since her inception, we have published 143 magazines and sent out 24 years of issues of our free newsletter Midwifery Today E-news. All of this has helped us spread the word about good birth all over the world.
We have helped provide the best information on a variety of subjects related to birth—with a focus on clinical knowledge—to practitioners everywhere. Insight, inspiration, and information are our specialties. Many midwives have told me they were ready to quit midwifery but then attended a Midwifery Today conference, which changed their minds. These are some of the best midwives who have continued to practice and to help change birth practices all over the world. There is nothing quite like Midwifery Today. She is like a stone thrown in a pool, creating rings of joy and hope.
Throughout the years, we have been able to offer many scholarships to our conferences, helping traditional and indigenous midwives as well as beginning students. Our reach has extended from China to Russia and from Fiji to France. We have always focused on the needs of our teachers, readers, and registrants—thinking hard as we prepared programs that would be most helpful for practitioners to teach, learn about, or write about.
I recently received a sweet text message from a friend, who said, “I miss seeing you at the MT conferences. You made a profound impact on the way I practiced. You noticed me post-conference on the first day, sitting alone in the lobby, contemplating if I belonged as a nurse. Your words of encouragement, your kindness, and your inclusiveness made such a difference!” She went on to help her hospital to become more baby-friendly and mom-focused. She didn’t stop there, but went on to several homebirth practices and to organizing four freestanding birth centers, thus helping so many women have great births—all beginning with words at a Midwifery Today conference!
I know from messages I frequently receive that we have helped so many mothers, midwives, doulas, nurses, and others achieve their dreams.
Now Midwifery Today needs your help to keep making the world a better place for birth and to continue to thrive.
We previously relied on coordinating conferences for most of our operating costs, but the two-year hiatus—because of the pandemic—has left us over $20,000 in debt. We have no way to repay this debt and keep providing services to the world of birth. Our small, dedicated staff has continued to find ways to become more efficient while tightening our belts, but it has not been enough.
We are reaching out to you today to ask for help to keep us going. You can help us in several ways:
- A one-time gift of whatever you can afford will help us pay down our debt.
- A small monthly gift of $5 or $10 will help keep us going.
- You can also buy our products, purchase a membership subscription, or attend a conference or online class or give any of these things as a gift.
Please share this with your network, too, so we can reach as many as possible.
Thank you for all you have done in keeping us going all these years!
If you’d like to make a donation by check.
Make the check out to Midwifery Today, Inc
Mail it to
P.O. Box 2672
Eugene, OR 97402-0223