As a Doula I will…
Assist the mother before, during, and after birth by providing emotional support, physical comfort, information, and advocacy.
Assist the mother with writing a Birth Plan prior to labor and communicating these desires to the mother’s family and medical care providers.
Provide support during the postpartum period as well by discussing the experience with the mother and providing guidance in feeding issues, specifically related to positioning and timing.
Act in an appropriate and respectful manner.
As a Doula I will not…
Make decisions for a mother or family member.
Offer medical advice or perform any medical or clinical procedure.
Argue with a doctor, nurse, midwife or other hospital staff.