Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 1

Category 1:  Emergency Skills in Pregnancy, Birth, and the Immediate Postpartum

At least one course must include a hands-on component. A minimum of 15 contact hours must be from among these options/topics below:

Any health provider course approved for CEUs/CMEs/CNEs in these topics:

  • Recognizing and responding to complications in pregnancy
  • Recognizing and responding to complications in childbirth and the immediate postpartum
  • Recognizing and responding to postpartum hemorrhage
  • Recognizing and responding to shoulder dystocia

CEUs for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate taught by midwifery associations or non-accredited educational programs will not count unless accredited as CEUs by a third party.

Examples of some courses that meet these requirements are listed below with hyperlinks to the course information where available:

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

Basic Life Support in Obstetrics

Birth Emergency Skills Training

  • Birth Emergency Skills Training (BEST) Prior to 2018 the workshop was 14 hours – (12 hours Category 1: Maternal emergencies, two hours may be applied to Category 2: Neonate). After January 10, 2018 the workshop is approved for 16 hours (12 hours Category 1: Maternal emergencies; two hours Category 2: Neonate; and two hours Category 3: Specific Topics Relevant to Midwifery Care- Pharmacology for Midwives).
  • Gold Midwifery Online Conference: Rhythms in labor: critical review of Dystocia, 1 hour


Bleeding During Pregnancy

Intravenous Therapy

Maternal Complications

Maternal and Newborn Emergencies

Miscarriage Complications


Post Dates Assessment


Shoulder Dystocia

Suturing for Perineal Tears



Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

Sessions at MANA 2015:

    • IV Therapy for Midwifery Practice, Jaymi McKay, RN, NP
    • Hands on Workshop: Managing Obstetrical Emergencies (PPH,shoulder dystocia and unexpected breech), Skills, Laura Migliaccio, CNM, MSN; Ruth Kaufman, RN, CPM; Larry Leeman, MD; Rebecca Leeman, CNM
    • Risk Management for Adverse Outcomes in the Home Birth setting, David Pulley
    • Gestational Diabetes Screening: Missing the Point? Clinical Issues, Sora Colvin, CPM
    • Miscarriage Management in the Outpatient Setting, Amy Levi PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC; Marnie Raelene, MSM; Tara Cardinal, CNM, MSN

Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, www.goldperinatal.com
Live online conferences followed by webinar access until Nov 30. Must register for series; other courses in this series may also meet criteria for Midwifery Bridge Certificate

De-Mystifying Gestational Diabetes – GOLD 2016 course

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