I think more and more people are learning what a Doula is, but for some it’s still an unknown. We are trained, we are experienced, we are passionate, but we are somewhere in between the nurse and a midwife. Nurturing, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, but we do not perform clinical tasks. That is something different….a Montrice… You can look that up if you like. A Doula provides emotional, mental and physical support that the other healthcare workers may not have time for.
Below I have provided a link to a website with a great article titled: What is the difference between a doula and other healthcare providers? Its from New Beginnings Doula Training out of the US.