We bring safe maternity care training into the homes of students across the world who are the next generation of home and birth center providers.

Right now, the United States is one of the wealthiest countries and yet it has some of the worst maternal and neonatal outcomes in the developed world. At the Pacific Birth Institute, we are committed to reducing the impact of the maternal mortality and physician crises on families by training the future community nurse and professional midwives and birth assistants in the safe and evidence-based routine and complication care management of community birth now. It is our mission to reduce mortality in birth in the USA by championing the training and education of 100,000 Professional Birth Assistants (Pro BAs)by 2050 to safely welcome the influx of families choosing to give birth out of the hospital.

Birth Professional Courses

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Are you ready to commit to being a safe, smart, marketable member of the birth team and take your knowledge and skills for assisting community birth to the next level?

The Journey into Professional Birth Assisting has never been easier or more rewarding.

The Pro BA is the doula to the midwife and therefore an integral part of the safety and flow of the entire birth process.

Become the midwife assistant that can help save lives and support families near you while earning money as you learn.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Highly Recommend

“I would recommend this course to anyone interested in working as a birth assistant.”

Daphne V

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Set Up For Success

“Without this program, I wouldn’t have the opportunities I do now to work in the birth community.”

Aliza K

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Prepared to Serve Now

“This program really has been so great. The online content and set up is to the point and informative without being too fast paced or overwhelming. The instructors are easy to get ahold of, are always happy to help with any thing I’m having problems with, and really encourage our feedback every step of the way.”

Katelyn K

What sets the Professional Birth Assistant Program apart? The value you’ll find within our program.

  • 100+ lessons on:
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy
    • Routine Prenatal Care
    • Birth Assistant Ethics and Professionalism
    • SOAP Documentation for the Routine and Complication Care in the Prenatal, Labor, Delivery, Postpartum, and Newborn Periods
    • How to Set Up a Community Birth Room for a Labor and Delivery.
    • Leopold’s, Fundal Height, and Fetal Heart Tone Monitoring in All Stages of Care, and the Frequency of Vitals in the Community Care Setting
    • The Golden Hour, Feeding, Routine Newborn Care, and Indentifying Newborn Compromise
    • Community VBAC, Twins, and Breech Safety and Management Strategies for the Community Birth Attendant
    • Herbs and Homeopathics for the Laboring Clients and Newborns
    • Intrapartum Complications and How to Help
    • SBAR and Transport to the Hospital
    • IVs and Medications in the Community Birth Setting
    • Maternal Hemorrhage, Estimated Blood Loss, and the Placenta Exam
    • Shoulder Dystocia Management in Community Birth
  • 60+ hours of online curriculum with lifetime product access so that you can finish at your own pace as needed and review as desired full of videos and printables PDFs so that you shine as the right hand of the midwife
  • Full Pro BA dossier set up help to get students out working with midwives ASAP
  • Monthly zoom office hours for students
  • LIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES throughout the year with the founders and fantastic community educators worldwide
  • Private Facebook Group Support
  • Pay the Students Affiliate Program access – you share the program and you get $150 per course sale purchased under your personalized PBI affiliate link! We Pay the Students to help them fund their journey as a Pro BA and beyond.

You sing our praises and get paid.

PBI Affiliate Program

We pay the students and the midwives.

Professional Birth Assistant Students are automatically enrolled into our affiliate program and given their own exlusive link that rewards them $150/program sale made. Post your rave reviews and your link to social, talk up the program, shoot video while you’re studying – make money while you learn and talk about what you’re learning!

Midwives, we love you so much that for every student assistant you refer into the program, we give you $250!

Use that money to keep growing, you beautiful birth rockstars and thank you for all that you do.

Affiliate links are updated and paid out quarterly, please be patient with us midwives after you apply for the program.

Bringing Birth Back To The Community In Numbers









We match every 5 Professional Birth Assistant Program purchases with one full Program scholarship. We preferentially scholarship students of the global majority who are working with underserved populations. Scholarships awarded via email quarterly, everyone is invited to apply.

Pacific Birth Institute

Meet the Founders – Jessica Johnston CPM and Jennifer Hoadley CNM

Founded by two Alaskan midwives who burn with a passion for human rights and birth justice, the Pacific Birth Institute is a fully online education and training platform where future midwifery students and birth assistants can learn the skills and knowledge they need to safely assist midwives in home and birth centers nationwide. Maternity care deserts and racial disparities in care access are increasing maternal mortality in the USA at an alarming rate. Home birth rose by 80% between 2000-2010 and it continues to grow as doctors retire at faster rates than they are being replaced. Families need midwives and midwives need birth assistants and student midwives. From the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy through placing IVs and learning how to help stop a postpartum hemorrhage, the Professional Birth Assistant Program is the premeire in-depth assistant educational experience to prepare you to serve your community and increase your income and marketability with local community birth professionals. We designed this course for busy birth enthusiasts like you who need the flexibility to complete the program at your own pace. Thank you for showing up and for helping us bring birth safely back into the community in the 21st century. We are so happy you’re here! – Jess & Jenn

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