Welcome

Birth Assistance

Birth Assistance

I provide birth assistance for home birth midwives.

A birth assistant does all or some of the following:

A birth assistant is someone who is highly trained to assist a midwife in an out of hospital birth setting and has the ability to function in an emergency situation in caring for a mother or a baby in distress.  A birth assistant uses or performs clinical skills and functions under the supervision of a midwife. 

As a birth assistant, I am contracted by a midwife on a fee-for-service basis. I am on call for a client’s birth beginning at 37 weeks. My birth assistant fee is normally paid by the midwife.    

Client note:
If you are having a home birth and you choose to hire me as a labor doula, I will not serve as a birth assistant for your birth. Your midwife will need to make separate arrangements with another birth assistant. A doula works for the client. A birth assistant works for the midwife.

 

HOME  |  DOULA CARE  |  BIRTH ASSISTANCE  |  THE BLESSINGWAY  |  FEES  |  THE WISE WOMAN TRADITION  |  ABOUT CASSANDRA 
TESTIMONIALS  |  CLIENT LENDING LIBRARY  |  GIRL NET  |  ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY BIRTH CIRCLE  |  CONTACT

Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Site designed by Megan Yalkut www.hamsadesign.com

Photo courtesy of Theresa Braunschneider