One of our Midwife Assistants, (Debbie, Melissa, Alicia, Jenn, Ellie and Nina), will be there to greet you at each appointment. They will take your blood pressure, pulse, weight and do a urinalysis. They will draw bloods for screening as necessary and briefly discuss common discomforts with you so that the midwife may be alerted to any issues you may have.
A Midwife Assistant will also be in attendance towards the end of your labor. Your midwife will call her for support as birth becomes close. She will assist the midwife at birth and then care for you and your baby in the immediate postpartum period. The midwife assistant will stay with you at the birth center for as long as you need until you are ready to take your new baby home.