The role of the ProDoula Labor Doula and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is to work with families to develop individualized pregnancy, childbirth and parenting goals and strategies, and to assist in their support and implementation. The ProDoula doula provides physical, educational and emotional support. The ProDoula doula is not an advocate but rather enables and encourages the client to advocate for themselves.
With specialized training and education, the ProDoula Labor Doula and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula is qualified to provide support from pregnancy through early parenting in the following ways:
A ProDoula Labor Doula and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula refrains from the following:
The following are the expectations of a ProDoula Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care doula:
Professionally, all ProDoula certified birth professionals respect the roles of all other support professionals that the client may engage with and works in a complementary way towards achieving the client’s goals and wishes.