I am reading a true story about a young women who only used mid wives in her pregnancy. She is now suffering from post partum depression. The mid-wifes, during and after pregnancy, do not seem to me to have the expertise to best help a pregnant and post pregnant mother. I would not pick one over a doctor as far as knowledge goes. Are they nuses? Do they answer to doctors? Would you pick one over a doctor? If so, why? Thanks for any enlightenment.