As a doula I will never:


  • Perform clinical tasks such as: monitor blood pressure, fetal heart rate, give vaginal exams, or any other clinical task. I will provide physical comfort measures, emotional support, and advocacy.

  • Make decisions for parents I will help parents get the information necessary to make an informed decision. I will inform parents if there is a departure from their Birth Plan.

  • Speak for parents to medical staff regarding matters where decisions are being made. I will discuss any concerns with parents and, when asked, I will suggest options. The mother and/or partner will speak on their own behalf and make decisions for themselves.