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

Introduction to Midwifery Assistant training

Learn to assist a midwife  

Come join us for this intensive two days of learning the introductory skills that will help you in a midwifery apprenticeship, or help you as an independent birth assistant. This is not an exhaustive course on the subject, (see below for more in-depth trainings available)  but it will go a long way to getting you started as a birth assistant.  


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 $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.


September 20-21, 2018 in Austin, TX
March 15-16, 2019 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...

NOTE: California now has specific requirements for a midwifery assistant, and other states may follow, so check to see what is required, if anything, where you live. For further training, we wanted you to be aware that both the Farm and Birthwise offer longer training in midwifery assisting if you are interested in learning more.