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Why Women Still Need a Doula When Using a Midwife

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An expectant mother can choose from a variety of health care providers to "catch" her baby. [...] midwives take fewer patients, spend more time with the mom during appointments, encourage sharing in the woman's own care, respect her wishes, provide moms with resources, have better outcomes than obstetricians - and the list goes on. Many repeat moms hire doulas to help with second stage because they feel support was lacking at that point last time because the midwife was busy (as was the nurse).

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