Remember – when you are serving as a Doula, The Five Facets of Support for a Pregnant, Birthing and Postpartum Mother:
1. Physical Support
2. Emotional Support
3. Informational Support
4. Partner Reinforcement
5. Self Advocacy

When you offer aromatherapy, or anything herbal for use in labor (unless you are a certified aromatherapist or herbalist etc and it’s INCLUDED in your contract as part of scope of your arrangement with the parents,) you are stepping way out of scope and beyond your league! The last thing you want is to risk someone’s health, a lawsuit and or your certification being pulled. You are first and foremost NON Medical support as a Doula, don’t vary from that path in your agreements with the parents.

-Angela M. Morris
Madriella Advisory Board Member