At Moxie Midwifery, the safety of mom and baby are our highest priority. Therefore, in addition to the Licensed Midwife, we have two trained midwifery assistants at every birth. These assistants are certified in neonatal resuscitation and emergency measures. The primary assistant may perform “rounds” and do vitals such as taking blood pressure, pulse, and listening to the baby’s heart beat. The secondary assist sets up and takes down the birth tub, keeps things tidy, assists in the “doula” role, as necessary, and makes a meal after the birth. Having a team of three at every birth allows for a smooth and easy experience, with each member of the team having her specific role in serving the family. Both assistants attend the Mother Blessing at 36 weeks and do some pampering for the mama-to-be!