DOULA PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS
Working with Everyday Miracles
Thanks for your interest in referring a client to Everyday Miracles! While our team works very hard to support clients and make doula support accessible, working with a doula will require motivation, time and effort on the client's part as well. Birth doulas are trained professionals that give a high degree of commitment to be available for their clients including being on call 24/7 for several weeks at a time, as well as committing to prenatal and postpartum visits. As such, clients who get must be willing to active partners with their doulas. When they request a doula they are committing to:
Being responsive to communication from Everyday Miracles and the doula, and staying in touch with the doula throughout your pregnancy.
Arriving at scheduled meetings in a timely manner, canceling if unable to attend with reasonable notice (at least 12 hours).
Having a doula present at your birth and calling your doula when you go into labor. (Note: If you change your mind about doula support, you should let the doula know ASAP and well before by 37 weeks).
While not required, placement preference will be given to clients who are committed to attending classes at Everyday Miracles, located in Northeast Minneapolis.
Note: Doulas support births of ALL kinds, including births in a hospital, home or birth center, births attended by midwives and doctors, births with or without medication/epidurals, Cesarean births and everything in between!
Do you have questions about our program or these expectations? Please contact us!