This course is now offered entirely by distance...

...but specifically approved by the NARM board to qualify as a "hands-on" Category 1 course for their Midwifery Bridge Certificate!

The new format includes:

  • on-demand videos and quizzes
  • printable PDFs to use in your practice
  • a supply kit at your doorstep (included in registration - details below)
  • a live, small-group Zoom practice session and Q&A w/the instructor
  • a live, one-on-one Zoom final exam w/the instructor




Taught by Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, this course provides both lecture, and ample hands-on skills practice. 

Come learn:

  • Safety Issues
  • How to assess genital injury, including for third and fourth degree injury
  • How to plan the repair
  • Interrupted Sutures
  • Basting Stitch, Locked Blanket Stitch, and Locked Mattress Stitch
  • Anesthetic Administration
  • Instrument Ties
  • Special skills for labial repair
  • Proper charting for suturing


This course is designed to meet the requirements of the hands-on Category 1 course for the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate, and for the new "LD&D Renewal" for Oregon LDMs

Approved by MEAC for 8 hours of CE. Approval number M1920-87-0529DE.

Midwives of Color/Student Midwives of Color may receive a partial scholarship for this course. Please email jesica@HiveCE.com to request this scholarship.




What are participants saying?

  • By Ashley Collie (Larsen)

    “This course was very thorough and comprehensive. I learned quite a bit and look forward to adding it to my suturing process!”

    “This course was very thorough and comprehensive. I learned quite a bit and look forward to adding it to my suturing process!”

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  • By Kelly Miller

    “Holly has included a lot of GREAT information and tips on techniques in this class. I really like the visual aids in the suturing process. Thanks, Holly, for another great class!”

    “Holly has included a lot of GREAT information and tips on techniques in this class. I really like the visual aids in the suturing process. Thanks, Holly, for another great class!”

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You will be sent a supply kit that includes the following:

  • foam block w/"tears"
  • instruments: a needle holder, Russian style forceps, hemostat, and scissors
  • 5 packets of CT-1 3-0 Vicryl
  • a chux pad to use as your "sterile field"
  • a clear ruler to measure the tear and your stitches
  • a metal file (to mark your own instruments with, if you have them!)
  • a clamp stand that fits all phones and tablets, for you to use during your final exam w/Holly (so she can see your stitches up close!)


The supply fee is included in the fee for this course, but the kit will need to be returned after the course. 

Interested in this course? Each session is limited to only six students per cohort. Please complete this interest form, and we will email you enrollment options for 2021. (All 2020 cohorts are now full.)

Send me enrollment options for 2021!
  • Instructor

    Instructor Bio:

    Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM, is the founder and president of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and a homebirth midwife with 40 years of experience. She is also an anthropologist specializing in human reproduction and medical anthropology.

    Holly Scholles

    MA, CPM, LDM

$265 - including your supply kit!

8 hours of MEAC approved continuing education, including live 1-on-1 and small group instruction (via Zoom)

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NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate?

Are you taking this course for the

  • + Online Bridge Bundle (below)

    We have designed a Midwifery Bridge Certificate bundle that will supplement the hands-on courses to get you to ALL the right numbers for Bridge course hours - both in each category, and the overall total!

  • + NRP

    You'll also need to take one MBC Category 2 (newborn) hands on course. Most people achieve this - or already have achieved this - by taking NRP. Whatever course you choose to meet this requirement, it will need to be at least 3 hours to reach the total hours required by NARM for the Midwifery Bridge Certificate.

  • = ALL Midwifery Bridge Certificate Course Requirements

    Those three components will meet or exceed the course requirements for the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate.

Enrollment through this bundle makes meeting the NARM Midwifery Bridge Certificate course requirements simple, straightforward, and economical.

Individually, these courses would cost $779.