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Birth Assistant Workshop

The Birth Assistant Workshop is aimed at women who want to work as midwifery assistants in homebirth or out-of-hospital settings. Birth Assistants can work in home birth or free-standing birth centers throughout the U.S. under the supervision of a certified or licensed midwife.

Our BA Workshop also allows women who want to pursue a career as a Midwife to use this as credits with certain MEAC accredited colleges.

Areas covered are:

  • Performing and recording maternal and newborn vital signs such as Blood pressure, Fetal Heart tones, temperature

  • Learning how to use medical equipment

  • Understanding Labor & Delivery

  • Drawing up injectable medications for administration;

  • Administering herbal tinctures and homeopathic remedies per midwife’s order;

  • Labor support, providing comfort needs;

  • Assisting the midwife with set up for suturing, handling of sterile equipment, assisting in preparing an IV

  • Understanding and Assigning APGARS;

  • Care, evaluation and disposal of the placenta

  • Basics to herbs and methods to a smooth birth

  • Universal precautions

  • Handling Emergencies

  • Basic Breastfeeding support for the immediate postpartum 

  • Birth Assistant Etiquette 

Practice with equipment and technique will be done and a final exam given at the end of the last day.

Birth Assistant workshop $725

Attending 10 births post workshop, 25 clinical hours and NRP & CPR is required to receive final certification

*We require assistants to attend 6 births a year to remain active under our certification

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