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

Delivery Complications—Breeches and Twins (CEUs count in either Category 1 or Category 2)

Intravenous Therapy

Maternal Complications

Maternal and Newborn Emergencies

Miscarriage Complications

Post Dates Assessment

Shoulder Dystocia

Suturing for Perineal Tears


  • Online Midwives & The First 1,000 Days, This course is packed full of vital information for the midwife to communicate to the pregnant parents in her care. Midwives are in the perfect position to teach on and advocate for the First 1,000 Days of a person’s life. The 1,000 days between the beginning of pregnancy and that child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to build better brains and better immune systems and overall health, leading to more prosperous futures for the children in our care. The First 1,000 Days are also a time of enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers are cared for and educated about this crucial period during their pregnancy will determine a child’s future. In this course, we will look into research in the fields of nutrition, biology, neuroscience, and early childhood development to prepare the midwife to educate and support families to understand this vital and often misunderstood period of a child’s first 1,000 days. (3 MEAC Approved Contact Hours; $75)
  • Hyperemesis, 3 MEAC Approved Contact Hours
Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them

Sessions at MANA 2021:

  • Click here for the Gold Learning page where you can still buy the entire conference of sessions. When you get to this page, if you mouse-over the text “credits available,” it will tell you whether the course offers CEUs for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate. If you already bought and completed sessions at the conference, your CEU certificate will list which apply to the Bridge Certificate.

Sessions at MANA 2018:

  • Advanced Postpartum Hemorrhage Management, 8 hours
  • Perineal Repair for Childbirth, 4 hours
  • Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, 1.5 hours
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, 8 hours

Sessions at MANA 2017:

  • IV Skills, 4 hours
  • Shoulder Dystocia, 4 hours
  • Risk Assessment, 4 hours
  • Suturing, 8 hours
  • Cholestasis prevention and management, 1.5 hours
  • Vitamin D Deficiency- effects in pregnancy, 1.5 hours
  • Midwifery: Responding to natural disasters, 1.5 hours
  • Perinatal Cannabis use, 1.5 hours
  • Zika and Midwifery Care, 1.5 hours
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), 8 hours

Sessions at MANA 2016:

  • Understanding the Endocrine System: What Midwives Need to Know, 4 hours
  • Suturing, 8 hours
  • Fetal Distress: Shoulder Dystocia and the Fetal Vagus Nerve, 1.5 hours
  • Clearing the Smoke: Talking about the Health and Legal Consequences of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy, 1.5 hours
  • Ultrasound: Benefit, Risks, Errors, and and fake outs, 1.5 hours
  • Vitamin D deficiency: effects on pregnancy outcomes, what to test, how to treat, 1.5 hours
  • A generation of addicted mothers, 1.5 hours
  • What midwives can do to prevent alcohol exposed pregnancies, 1.5 hours