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16 Weeks – and the difference between a midwife and a doula

Week 16!
It looks like our baby had a huge grown spurt – I feel huge today anyway and I am hungry all the time. According to baby center our baby is now the size of an avocado. I have felt him/her moving a few times but it i

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  1. linda holland

    Emily, I think you did a great job on the above distinctions! I wouldn’t change a thing!
    Oh, except LM is sometimes ‘lay midwife’, meaning she is not certified. I would guess there is wide variation as to her training. ~lh

  2. Rane dae

    Thank you for that clarity. I’m also deeply impressed. I felt like I could barely string a sentence together when I was pregnant, much less an essay!

  3. Kay Weaver

    Good article Emily. I feel I understand their roles much better. Will insurance cover the use of a doula?

  4. Thanks for supporting our community, Emily. Your pictures speak a thousand words!

  5. Emily, that photo is absolutely gorgeous!