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 laboring person and/or their partner will speak on their own behalf and make decisions for themselves.