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.
I received hands-on training working with homebirth midwife, Memaniye Cinque, CNM of Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services as her assistant. I also received certification through Mamatoto Village and Aza Nedhari after completing all course requirements.
Elizabeth Davis, midwife and author, talks about the developments in midwifery in the US over the past 40 years.