Doulas and midwives have very different roles.  A midwife if your primary  care provider and will take care of all of your medical needs.  She will monitor the baby, chart your labor and ultimately is responsible for the health and well-being of you and your baby.  Doulas are there for you often much earlier than your midwife.  We will help with breathing and other labor tools like massage, and position changes.  We will stay by your side providing consistent care for you and your partner.