There's a long list of professional services available to expecting parents and sometimes keeping track of who does what can be a little confusing. One common misconception of roles are those of a doula and a midwife. Many people believe that they perform many of the same duties and/or that a doula
Midwife? OB? Doula? Not sure what they do or the differences between them?! Here’s a simple breakdown of what each does and which ones might be the best fit for you, your unique situation, and what you personally want for your pregnancy and birth!
'We need to speak the uncomfortable truth that women—and especially Black women—are too often not listened to or taken seriously by the health care system, and therefore they are denied the dignity that they deserve,' said California senator and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris. This may explain the rising popularity of doulas in the Black community.