Pacific Birth Institute

Birth Assistant Training Program

Birth Pro Membership (Coming Soon)

Community Birth Apprenticeship and Student Experience



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-informed routine and complication care management of community birth now. 

From the Founders Jessica Johnston CPM and Jennifer Hoadley CNM

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, with midwives at home and in birth centers. Midwives need birth assistants like OBs need nurses, and we are very happy to help scholarship and educate and train the next generation of birth assistants and midwives today so that we can say in 25-30 years that we did something to be a part of the change we needed to see to keep our craft, the sacred lineage of midwifery, alive and well and in the hands of the people who need it most.

Courses & Memberships

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 Midwifery and Midwife Assistant has never been easier or more rewarding.

An In-depth & Educational Training Program

The Professional Birth Assistant is the doula to the midwife and therefore an integral part of the safety and flow of the entire birth process. Birth Keepers of all walks and types are responsible to bring their best skills to the birth room, and PBI helps you do that with ease and excellence.

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

Affiliate Program

Current students, community midwives, public supporters and other perinatal professionals are all eligiable for our affiliate program! Affiliates can earn between $100-$250 per referral enrollment to the Pro BA Program.

Scholarship Program

For every 5 students that enroll in the Pro BA Program, 1 full scholarship will be awarded.

Learn more and apply for a scholarship.

Bringing Safe and Supported Birth Back To The Community In Numbers

Scholarships Awarded

States in the U.S. with Students Enrolled

Countries with Students Enrolled

Want to connect with us? Send your questions/inquiries here or to [email protected]. We look forward to chatting with you soon!

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