Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 2

Category 2: Emergency Skills for Newborn Care.

At least one course must include a hands-on component. A minimum of 15 contact hours must be from the topics below.

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

  • Recognizing and responding to Newborn emergencies
  • Recognizing and responding to Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn
  • Recognizing and responding to preterm or low birth weight babies
  • Recognizing and responding to newborn infections and metabolic disorders
  • Emergency skills for the delivery and immediate care of twins
  • Emergency skills for the delivery and immediate care of breeches


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:

Conditions Affecting the Newborn


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


Fetal Heart Monitoring


Neonatal Resuscitation of the Newborn


Newborn and Maternal Emergencies

  • Online Perinatal Complications: Taught by Mercy In Action’s Adjunct Pediatricians. This course will include a discussion on twelve perinatal complications and emergencies that a midwife may encounter in practice, and how to respond. The perspective brought to this discussion by compassionate, caring pediatricians is invaluable. (MEAC approved for 5 hours; $125)
  • Online Preventing Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV/AIDS and Hep B&C. Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of deadly diseases by screening for HIV and Hep B & C is not optional if we are to provide best-practice maternity care, everywhere in the world. We now have the means and the know-how to prevent mother-to-child transmission -PMTCT – of HIV and Hep B, so that no mother need ever worry again about passing these on to her baby. Diagnosing and treating infections that can impact the baby through vertical transmission during pregnancy or childbirth, either by treating them ourselves or by helping infected pregnant women get into an evidence-based PMTCT program, will protect the baby from deadly virus and ensure the mother’s survival to raise her child. In addition to treatment for HIV and Hep B, the added risks and possible complications of Hepatitis C are important for every midwife to understand as well. (MEAC approved for 4 hours; $99)

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.