What is the difference in a doula and a midwife?

Answer A midwife performs clinical tasks. For example, she can take blood pressure, check cervical dilation, and catch the baby, among other things. She is also trained to recognize indications of possibl... Read More »

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What is the difference between a nurse and a midwife?

The two can overlap, but do not always.A midwife attends normal childbirth, sometimes in hospitals, sometimes in birth centers or at home. She may be a nurse with an advanced (master's) degree in n... Read More »

Was thomas Paine a midwife and what is a midwife?

A midwife is someone who is trained to assist in childbirth.Thomas Paine is sometimes said to have been midwife to the United States, but this is not meant literally.Thomas Paine was a writer aroun... Read More »

What is the salary range for a doula?

A doula's average pay is about $30 per hour. Some doulas work by the job and charge a range from $200 to $700, depending on the skill level and services included. If the average doula takes on four... Read More »

What does it take to become a Doula?

It takes a lot of patience and self motivation. A person can serve as a Doula without becoming certified, or she can get certified as a Doula which gives her more credibility. To become certified,... Read More »