Mothers First: Midwives and Doulas

Episode 3: What is the Difference between a Doula and a Midwife?

Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise, with ethnic and racial minority populations facing even starker statistics. Racial minorities have long supported the role midwives and doulas play in supporting a woman’s health during pregnancy, at delivery, and in the postpartum timeframe. In Episode Three of Mothers First, we get a breakdown of what midwives and doulas are and the benefits a mother receives from their care.

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Mothers First is a project of Improving Maternal Health Houston in partnership with Houston Public Media and is supported by Houston Endowment.

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