Nell Tharpe, CNM

Providing continuing education for midwives

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  Midwifery storytelling is a vital part of our heritage.

Change is long overdue & necessary

These days, there is so much at stake. Every moment of every day the worldview of many is threatened by change. Change that is long overdue and necessary...

Why are midwives in the OR?

This is another way of being "with woman". Lets all be sure to bring midwifery into the OR so caesarean is safe and honors the birthing family...

Being white in the U.S.

Many of you don't know that I grew up in NJ during the era of integration by planned busing (5th grade), and in the midst of race riots (high school). The halls got dimmer and dimmer as the broken windows were boarded up...

Yesterday was a big day

With Corona, I’ve been fretting over having to change my workshops to virtual events, and how to best meet the needs of the midwives who come to learn. What I love about challenges is how they stimulate innovation...

Predawn Thoughts of A Midlife Midwife

In that ethereal space between sleeping and waking strange thoughts billow up about midwifery and the midwife life.

Resource Pages


Resource Pages offer a snapshot of the current literature curated for your reading pleasure. 


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Video Library

Suturing Skills for Midwives

What's all that information on the outside of the video packet and what does it mean to me?

The Heart of Midwifery

The midwife life is a growth experience

I've been offering continuing education programs for midwives since the early 1990's. I am passionate about midwifery and teaching and excellence in midwifery practice. I find joy in mentoring midwives as they grow into dynamic and resourceful practitioners.  

We all have dreams of midwifery.  Mine have changed from a community clinical practice to sharing my knowledge and skills. Midwifery is about listening, abut hearing, about guiding.  

Nell Tharpe

MS, CNM, FACNM