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what is the difference between a doula and a midwife?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Doula vs. MF: A doula is someone who provides non-medical support to women and their families during labour and childbirth, and also the postpartum period - wikipedia. Mf, on the other hand, is one who provides medical support to the women in labor.
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
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Dr. Navita Modi
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Training : Midwife goes through more training exams and certification and they can do deliveries ,Doules mostly support laboring patient
Answered on Nov 25, 2018
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
The scope of service: The talks you through the stress & supports you emotionally. The midwife does much of the same and actually delivers the baby.
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Midwife vs doula: A midwife is a nurse by definition. A nurse does not necessarily have medical training
Answered on Nov 21, 2018

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