You’ve probably heard about doulas and independent midwives, or private midwives. They are all practitioners who help and support you through pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period. But what’s the real difference?
Actually, the roles are distinct and the training and responsibilities of the midwife and doula are very different. So, if you’re considering employing a doula or independent midwife, it is absolutely essential to know why and what you hope to gain from them.