MFM is a non-profit organization run by a global collective of passionate and dedicated professionals working collaboratively providing a replicable model of authentic midwifery care. “Authentic Midwifery” provides care that uses evidence based, best practices, heart and soul art and science. We provide women’s health care, train others, research and share our outcomes.

Strengthening the midwifery model of care, the world over.

Approximately 800 women and 8,200 newborns die daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and birth. 99% of these deaths occur in resource-limited global settings, and an estimated 90% could be avoided by proper care and nutrition before, during and after birth. – World Health Organization, May 2014

Our Purpose

  • CULTIVATE a self sustaining global collective of professional midwives demonstrating the heart and soul, art and science of authentic midwifery.
  • WEAVE together professional midwifery and indigenous knowledge and enable an environment of cross-cultural exchange and learning.
  • SHARE our results and publish these results to demonstrate the effectiveness of the midwifery model of care.
  • PROVIDE open doors 24/7 women’s health, birth, postpartum and newborn care, training and support to local midwifery community and international midwifery students.



MFM Featured as Case Study in Book on Maternal And Child Health

MFM contributed chapter: “Weaving Traditional and Professional Midwifery” to International Studies Textbook; Global Case Studies In Maternal and Child Health” by Ruth C. White.

MFM was Nominated by World Bank and Fundación Soros/Guatemala as one of Guatemala’s 40 most innovative rural development programs


The MFM Model

Midwifery care is personal, nurturing, informative, empowering and respects nature’s innate wisdom.

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Midwives for Midwives needs your support! MFM is a registered 501c3 since 2001. Your donation will go to supporting a birth center and and much more.

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Why Guatamala?

Understand the situation of maternal health in Guatemala, and the MFM solution to create positive lasting change through midwifery.

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