About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery is to offer the finest in direct-entry midwifery education in an environment that encourages students to reach their full potential. 

We believe that it is our responsibility to promote awareness of and access to midwifery services. 

Our graduates are community builders who use midwifery as their tool.

Our Vision

We Believe That Every Woman Should Have Access To The Maternity Care Provider of Her Choice And To The Information Necessary To Make Informed Decisions.

Introduction

  • FSTM is committed to providing quality educational programs for those who share our desire to provide the best care for childbearing women and their families. Graduates of our midwifery program are eligible to become Florida Licensed Midwives (LM) and Certified Professional Midwives (CPM).
  • FSTM is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)3 corporation organized under Florida law and licensed by The Florida Commission for Independent Education. We offer direct-entry midwifery educational programs which are based on combining the art of traditional midwifery with today’s knowledge of medical science.
  • FSTM’s students’ clinical experiences take place in a variety of home birth practices, community-based birth centers, clinics and hospitals located throughout Florida. Our goal at FSTM is to educate and prepare students to become skilled, caring midwives who will be available to serve women and families in their communities.
  • Upon graduation, midwifery students will receive a Diploma from FSTM and are eligible to sit for the state licensed midwifery examination. The State of Florida utilizes the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) national examination for this purpose. Upon passing this exam, graduates are eligible to practice as Licensed Midwives (LM) in Florida. They are also eligible to become nationally certified through NARM as Certified Professional Midwives (CPM).