3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 


Midwifery Assistant Workshop

Midwifery Assistant training

Learn the skills necessary to be a Trained Midwifery Assistant

Come join us for this intensive two days of learning the skills that will help you in a midwifery apprenticeship, or help you gain employment as a birth assistant, or help you be more prepared as a doula if unexpected things happen at a birth you are attending. Successful completion of this course will give you a certificate as a Trained Birth Assistant from Mercy In Action.


Who Should Attend

Midwifery students and apprentices, nurses, doulas, and childbirth educators who are planning to assist at births out of hospital will all benefit from this workshop.


Cost: $499
Discount: There is a $100 discount for paying 60 days in advance, and a $50 discount for paying 30 days in advance. 

Price includes healthy snacks, and coffee and tea!

There are no refunds for any reason except a birth on the day of the seminar. If you cannot attend, we will gladly transfer your fees to another course we teach, or convert them into a donation.


June 2-3, 2017 in  Seattle, WA

September 21-22, 2017 in Austin, TX

March 23-24, 2018 in Columbus, OH


Be sure you tell us which Workshop you want to attend in the notation space when you pay.

Sample Class Topics

Taking and recording Vital Signs (will practice Blood Pressure, Pulse and Respirations on each other)

Skills for monitoring labor and protecting the physiological process  (role play)

Learning injections (will practice on oranges)

Learn beginning skills in vaginal exams to check dilation and effacement (practice on simple models you will make)

Practice birth and postpartum care, estimating blood loss, and uterine tone (role play)

Skills to assist midwife during and after birth (role play)

Skills to assist midwife during complications, birth emergencies or  transfer of care to hospital  (role play)

Essential newborn care at birth, and  newborn exam (practice on baby models)

And much more...