Birthingway Breastfeeding Center
Birthingway Breastfeeding Center is a non-profit MEAC accredited school for Direct-Entry midwives and related professions located in Portland, Oregon. Midwifery students may complete either a 3-year midwifery certificate or choose to transfer in an additional year of general education to receive a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) degree. They offer training programs for Labor Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Breastfeeding Educators, and Lactation Consultants.
Birthingway has developed a model of caring for women and families during the childbearing year and beyond. We refer to this as the Biodynamic model, in which birth is not only a natural part of human life, but a necessary part and one that is intimately connected with what it is to be human. The "bio" in Biodynamic reflects the model's grounding in biological processes, while the "dynamic" describes the power of genuine relationships based on trust. Thus biodynamic care is woman-centered and individualized.