I am new here, this is my first post, so I'm sorry if you all are tired of hearing this question, but I was wondering if there are professional Midwifery Assistants? What I mean is, are there MAs who do not ever plan to be full-fledged Midwives in the future and solely assist?
My other question is about the range of preferences Midwives have when it comes to MAs. I'm currently a Doula, and I plan to assist midwives in conjunction with my Doula work. I do hope to be a Midwife one day, one step at a time, though! I've read that some midwives prefer for their assistants to be a blank slate; someone they can train from the ground up. And then I've heard the opposite, where Midwives prefer someone who has some training and has completed CPR and NRT. I'm wanting to know how the majority of Midwives think (especially the ones here in this online community!), and why?
I plan on taking the MA workshop at The Farm, along with the Midwife-to-be program, so excited! If anyone has started or completed the Midwife-to-be program, I would love to hear what you think about it!!!
Thanks in advance,