FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I use this certification in any countries other than the United States?
Yes! Our certification process is a "board approval" process and your credentials will be recognized no matter where you might practice - both in the United States and abroad.
In fact, we have many students who come from all over the world including Israel, Singapore, Botswana, Ireland, Canada, Panama, Australia and others.
How long will it take me to complete the certification?
This is up to you, but if you really dedicate time each day to working on it, you can finish the study portion within 2-3 months. It may take longer to wait on clients to give birth, or to attend a workshop, but you do not have to wait to do the book work - you can get started on that immediately!
Is there a deadline?
Yes! While we understand that you may have a lot going on in your life, we do require that you complete your credentialing application within 18 months. Please keep your yearly membership paid on time and if you need an extension, we can always grant it - just ask!
What sets MaternityWise apart from other programs?
It's a program started by a group of women, including an inspirational business educator who wanted to help other women and their families to enjoy the special time and adjustment surrounding birth. The training programs include a business growth seminar free of charge. We also pride ourselves on offering the latest technology to continue educating our members.
You'll also receive a LOT more than conventional medical information. Yeah, we're holistic and a little on the crunchy side, but we will also teach you how to navigate those less crunchy situations! Diplomacy can make or break a team effort for a mother's birth experience. We help you to learn the skills needed to keep everyone happy, while getting the mother what she wants and needs, regardless of her chosen birth location.
How will I find clients?
As part of the MaternityWise Institute programs, you will learn many ways to promote your business on a shoestring budget. You will also receive local and national resource contact information for networking and growing your business. All members are also listed on the MaternityWise referral network information given to parents when they contact us, and because of our front page ranking on every search engine, this site is well-trafficked.