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Birth Assistant Orientation

What is a Birth Assistant?

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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 and join The Sleepless Tribe today!

Topics included:

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:
None

Textbook required:
None


Your Instructor


Micki Persons & Chelsea Doyle
Micki Persons & Chelsea Doyle

Micki & Chelsea teamed up in 2011 when they opened Northwest Birth Assistants and taught the first Birth Assistant Basics Course in Kirkland, WA. 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 over 500+ 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 an have been sharing their knowledge of birth with a national audience.


"Loved the interviews and birth videos! The content was very engaging and informative." - Lauren Robertson

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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