Friday, January 26, 2018

Become a Birth Assistant

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 homebirth or free-standing birth centers throughout the U.S. under the supervision of a certified or licensed midwife.

Areas covered are:
*Performing and recording maternal and newborn vital signs
*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 suturing, handling of sterile equipment;
* Understanding and Assigning APGARS;
*Care and coordination of placenta
*Basics to herbs and methods to a smooth birth
*Universal precautions


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

Attending 5 births post-workshop, 25 clinical hours and NRP & CPR is required to receive final certification.




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