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Do you consider someone who is a doula, a childbirth educator, a lactation EDUCATOR(not consultant), etc etc less of a professional/qualified than someone w/ an actual degree from school for something? why/why not?

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Asked by NCmommie421 at 7:37 PM on Apr. 5, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • i think theres a lot of pressure for doulas to have to be certified but really if they are just trained (with cappa, or birth arts, etc etc) then they're just as qualified they just havent attended enough births yet. i would like to be one but theres too many around here too much competition lol

    Comment by NCmommie421 (original poster) at 7:42 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • While I personally do not think they are less professional, I do think they are not completely qualified to do what a doctor has gone to school to study for years. (depending on their speciality). I understand there is training involved and sometimes certifications that need to take place. I think it is basically personal preference of which a person would want to use. Some people do not trust doctors, while others do not trust anyone but a doctor.

    Answer by sunrisekn at 7:45 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • they arent like midwives. doulas are basically assistants to a laboring woman(not like a nurse..better. lol) and cbe's just educate about childbirth and baby care and lactation educators educate about breastfeeding. i am just saying in comparison to anyone who has a degree in anything and does a 'regular' job bc when i was trying to become a doula or cbe i was told i should go for a 'real degree' and 'real job'

    Comment by NCmommie421 (original poster) at 7:47 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

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