In this course we will break down what a Birth Assistant (or Midwife's Assistant) is and whether this career is a good fit for you. This introduction course is designed to clarify what it takes to become a Birth Assistant, the Scope of Practice and training needed! We will discuss the difference between a Student Midwife vs Doula vs Birth Assistant. This course is great for those considering Midwifery as a profession as well. Bonus interviews with a Midwife and Birth Assistant included! This course is FREE. Take a sneak peak into our classroom!
What is a Birth (Midwife) Assistant?
The role of the Doula vs Birth Assistant
Prerequisites & Training Needed
Pathway to Midwifery
Is this job for you?
Equipment needed for class:
Micki & Chelsea teamed up in 2010 when they opened Northwest Birth Assistants. They changed the name to Birth Assistant Education in 2020 because people all over the United States and many out of the country were enjoying their courses. They taught the first Birth Assistant Basics Course in Kirkland, WA. in January 2011. Since then they have taught many classes around the US. They were the first training program for Birth Assistants on the west coast and have taught more classes than any other program around. Together, they have attended hundreds of births, work for a busy birth center and work with local legislative regarding birth assistant laws. They bring passion to the classroom and love to teach together! Their vision is to create a learning environment where students can learn the skills and knowledge to attend births globally!
Collectively Micki & Chelsea are skilled, educated and experienced in birth assisting and birth center development & management. They are considered experts in their area and have been sharing their knowledge of birth with a national audience.
PreviewSteps Needed to Complete Logistics of BA
StartTraining, Experience & Prerequisites (10:03)
StartInterview with Birth Assistant: Angela Ertel (6:44)
StartCoversation with a client about have a Midwife/Birth Assistant at their birth (1:36)
StartHomebirth Video with Birth Assistant 2
StartInterview with Kiona Nessenbaum (15:13)
StartTest your Knowledge: Quiz
StartProvide Feedback: Online Course Survey
StartExplore our other classes/what's next?
"Loved the interviews and birth videos! The content was very engaging and informative." - Lauren Robertson