Midwifery Bridge Certificate: Category 3

Category 3: Specific Topics Relevant to Midwifery Care

Category 3 continuing education topics are based upon identified areas to address emergency skills and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) competencies. These continuing education credits must come from the topics listed below (up to a maximum of 20 CEUs from this Category).  If a workshop with accredited CEUs is not linked but meets the topic description it would meet the requirements. Any healthcare provider course accredited for CEUs/CMEs/CNEs in these topics:

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:

Charting for Midwives

Cultural Competency for Healthcare Providers

Domestic and Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Microaggression

Ethics for Midwives



  • HIV/AIDS (RN.org online course required for license renewal in Florida)

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making

Manifestations of Various Degrees of Female Genital Mutilation (Cutting) and their Potential Effects on Women’s Health, Including the Birth Process

Medical Errors

  • Medical Errors (RN.org online course required for license renewal in Florida)

Methodology for Conducting Maternal Death Review and Near Miss Audits

Peer Review Course

  • On-site course taught by NARM (2 credit hours)

Perinatal Bereavement and Counseling

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Pharmacology for Midwives

Preceptor Training; Preceptor-Student Relationships

Principles of Active Management of 3rd Stage of Labor: Including Indications for Episiotomy and Research on the Pros and Cons of Active Management vs. Physiological Management

Principles of Research, Evidenced-Based Practice, Critical Interpretation of Professional Literature, and the Interpretation of Vital Statistics and Research Findings

Transfer Guidelines from Home to Hospital (Home Birth Summit Research)

Using the Microscope to Perform Simple Screening Tests

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean: Conditions Affecting the Risks and Topics Related to Cesarean Birth and VBAC


Sessions from past workshops which are eligible if you attended them
  • Dealing with Loss, Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, Jessica McNeil, MSN, RNC-OB
  • Gold Midwifery Online Conference: Rose colored, informed choice, 1 hr
  • The #1 Complication of Pregnancy: Perinatal Mood Disorders, Gold Perinatal series Oct 13- Nov 30, 2015, Birdie Gunyon Meyer, RN,MA, 75 minutes
  • The role of the midwife in supporting women who experience domestic violence and abuse during pregnancy –(domestic violence) – GOLD 2016 course
  • New mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm and their relationship with postpartum OCD and parenting – (postpartum depression) – GOLD 2016 course

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:

  • Whiteness, Racism, and Birth in the US, 8 hours
  • Healing Attachment Trauma for Providers, 4 hours
  • How to Create a More Trauma Aware Practice, 4 hours
  • Research Literacy and Community Birth Applying Evidence Informed Practice During Clinical Care, 1.5 hours
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Disorders, 1.5 hours
  • Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence on Women’s Health: Implications for Midwifery Care, 1.5 hours
  • Attachment Wounds for a More Connected Midwifery, 1 hour
  • Trauma Informed Care as a Universal Precaution, 1.5 hours

Sessions at MANA 2017:

  • Whiteness and Racism full day, 8 hours
  • Whiteness and Racism, breakout, 1.5 hours
  • Pharmacology, 8 hours
  • Integrating Research into the midwife community, 1.5 hours
  • MANA Division of Research annual research roundup, 1 hour
  • Pharmacology and Midwifery Care, 1.5 hours
  • Disenfranchised Grief following pregnancy loss, 1.5 hours
  • VBAC: Access and Safety, 1.5 hours
  • Domestic Violence, 1.5 hours
  • MANA Stats: Fetal and Neonatal Mortality Research, 1 hour
  • Best Practices in Charting, 1.5 minutes
  • The Afterbirth Plan: postpartum disorders, 1.5 hours

Sessions at MANA 2016:

  • Pharmacology for Midwives, 8 hours
  • Pregnancy Loss and its Ripple Effect, 4 hours
  • Home Birth Health Systems, Alignment of OOH Providers and Hospital, 1 hour
  • Preceptors and Students Speak Out: MEAC clinical training survey, 1.5 hours
  • Placenta: the Forgotten Chakra, 1.5 hours
  • Walking the Labyrinth: Research Literacy, Evidence Informed Practice, and Shared Decision Making, 1.5 hours
  • MANA Division of Research annual research roundup, 1 hour
  • The Game of Rubrics: Leveling the playing field for preceptors and students, 1.5 hours
  • Engendering System Integration of Home Birth through a quality narrative and guidelines for collaboration, 1.5 hours
  • Mentoring Midwives – Creating safe space in education, 1.5 hours