Direct-Entry Midwifery Curriculum

At Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery (CCSM) we envision a maternity care climate saturated with culturally sensitive and racially congruent care. However, according to the ACNM, about 50% of U.S. counties lack maternity care providers. That is why we are looking for colleges and universities across the country that share our vision to provide midwifery education and training in their communities.

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We envision a maternity care climate saturated with culturally sensitive and racially congruent care that results in equitable and superior outcomes in maternal and infant health for all populations.

We seek to reach as many individuals as we can because there is no time to lose. We are in the business of saving lives. In order to achieve our vision, we seek to open a pathway for midwives of color to again become autonomous community providers, to address and redress the historical, structural, and institutional inequities that continue to decimate Black and indigenous people, and to restore trusted birth workers to the heart of their communities once again.

Data supports the safety and efficacy of the midwifery model of care. America needs an urgent change in its maternity healthcare delivery system in order to address challenges of rising medical interventions, cesarean sections and healthcare costs, and high infant and maternal mortality rates. CCSM stands for that change – ‘getting to the heart of the matter’ one mother, one baby, one family at a time.

Thank you for joining us, and welcome!

Jennie Joseph  LM, CPM, Director

Why Choose Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery?

Dedication to Diversity

CCSM believes that exposure to diversity will best prepare our students to serve all birthing people and families.  Because of our strong commitment to equity and social justice, the school promotes non-discrimination in all its facets.

Unrivaled Educational Philosophy

We are dedicated to educating student midwives in the ancient art and modern science of midwifery practice. We believe that any student wanting to reach their goal will be able to benefit from the education CCSM offers.

MEAC Accredited

Our hybrid Direct-Entry Midwifery program  at Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery was granted accreditation by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) on July 8, 2020. Our Licensure by Endorsement program is not accredited by MEAC. 

Over 40 Years Experience

Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery founder Jennie Joseph brings over 40 years experience with the results to match.