I WILL NEVER LIE TO YOU.
The relationship between a doula and her client is sacrosanct. You must always trust what I say is the truth. So if you ask me “Is this almost over? or “Do you think I am coping well?”, I will answer you with complete honesty.
I WILL NEVER MAKE A MEDICAL DECISION FOR YOU.
That’s not my job- it’s yours. Besides, I am not your medical provider. I can help you gather information and help you process what is happening. I am there to emotionally support you and your decision, not make it for you.
I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE MEDICATION
A doula encourages women in labor. If I said to you “maybe you should consider an epidural” what would be the underlying message to you? That your doula doesn’t think you can do it. How encouraging would that be? If you want an epidural, ask for it.
I WILL NEVER JUDGE YOU
Any decision you make is yours to make. I will help you understand what is happening to you, so you can make an informed decision. Whatever you decide, I will give you 100% unequivocal support. It’s your birth- it’s your decision.
I WILL NEVER DOUBT YOUR STRENGTH
I am in awe of the strength of woman in labor. Never underestimate the power of your body, mind and soul . I won’t either. I promise.