A midwife assistant is someone who assists midwives with serving women and expectant mothers. Midwife Assistants help midwives with a variety of tasks such as appointment scheduling, administrative tasks, ordering and stocking supplies, as well as assisting with birthing responsibilities including monitoring vital signs, gathering and setting up supplies, keeping the mother as comfortable as possible, informing the family of the mothers progress, discussing and demonstrating comfort techniques, assisting with the actual delivery and more.
SciHonor, founder of Earth's Natural Touch, received hands-on training working with homebirth midwife, Memaniye Cinque, CNM of Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services as her assistant. She also received training from Mamatoto Village wtih Aza Nedhari, and Womancraft Midwifery Education Program with Beth Anne Moonstone
A deeper look at history explains why when it comes to midwife use, the US falls behind other affluent countries.