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What is the difference between a doula and a midwife? Is there one?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Doula's are labor coaches chosen in conjunction with a doctor or Mid-wife. They can work as a labor advocate, helping you stick to your birth plan. Mid-wives are an actual medical profession. They provide pre-natal care as well. Doula's are certified in what they do but they are not medical care professionals.

    Answer by Serafyna at 11:44 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • In simplest terms...

    A Doula works from the waist up...

    A Midwife works from the waist down.

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 12, 2009


    This goes into a little more detail.  :)


    Answer by Serafyna at 11:45 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

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