Do I Need a Doula if I Have a Midwife?

A midwife has a very different role than a Doula.  Midwives are primary caregivers of all your medical needs during your pregnancy and Birth.  A Doula is there for your emotional and physical well being. 

Doulas will be there for you often hours before you would see your midwife during early labour.  Doulas stay with you continuously throughout your labour and birth.  I do not leave the room unless I need to use the rest room or fetch you something that is not already in the room. 

Midwives typically arrive at your home or meet you at the hospital once labour is established.  Midwives may need to leave the room several times throughout your labour and birth to attend to various medical tasks.