Midwifery is a regulated healthcare profession in Hong Kong. Midwives may conduct prenatal tests, prescribe medications and supplements, perform physical examinations and monitor the process of birth. Some private midwives choose to work independently and provide prenatal and postnatal care at a private clinic or at their patients’ home.
Doulas are not part of any regulated profession. A doula is a non medical professional who assists women before, during, or after childbirth by providing physical assistance and emotional support.