Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a birth assistant?
A birth assistant (also known as a midwife's assistant) is a trained professional who provides assistance to a licensed midwife with births in out-of-hospital settings (home &/ birth center settings).
A birth assistant performs several duties including taking maternal and fetal vital signs, charting, setting up equipment, keeping the birth space clean and organized, providing assistance in emergency situations and more. Resource videos provided on the bottom of this page on: How Midwifery Works & Choosing A Homebirth. For more information on this career path click the external link below.
What certification(s) will i receive FROM THIs COURSE?
Within our course students will receive
1.) Birth Assistant Certification
2.) CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Certification
3.) NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Certification
Can I start working as a birth assistant after this COURSE?
After you have received your certification with us you may seek gainful employment as a birth assistant. Please noted that each midwife or institution such as a birth center determines what their requirements are prior to hiring. Please check for your state's requirements.