Nurturing Birth was established in 2004 with the vision of nurturing, informing and empowering doulas and families.
Doulas who complete Nurturing Birth Doula Training Courses and Doula Mentoring agree to the following definition of the role and ethics of a doula:
- Doulas provide emotional and practical support to parents and families.
- Doulas do not perform clinical tasks, make medical diagnoses or give advice. If a Doula has other qualifications that allow them to give medical recommendations they will make it clear that they are not offering those opinions in their role as a Doula.
- Doulas support informed choice and informed consent, without directing parents’ decision-making.
- Doulas conduct themselves with integrity and transparency with respect to their experience, skills, and boundaries.
- Doulas are recommended to use written contracts/agreements with the families that book their services, with clear description of boundaries and expectations of both parties.
- Doulas respect the privacy of clients and hold in confidence all information obtained.
- Doulas do not share anything pertaining to their clients on social media, websites or other promotional materials without express, written permission of that client.
- Doulas will behave with decorum across all social media platforms, representing themselves and their colleagues with professionalism, respect and courtesy.
- Doulas treat parents and families and all other professionals with respect and courtesy.
- Doulas engage in continued personal and professional development.
- Doulas contribute to local and wider communities.
Nurturing Birth takes this Code of Ethics very seriously and will remove any Doula from the Nurturing Birth Directory, Nurturing Birth social media forums, as well as asking them to remove Nurturing Birth logos from websites and other promotional materials if the Code is violated.
Nurturing Birth Ltd 2023