Our Mission, Values, and Vision

Our Mission

Our purpose is to . . .

  • Empower and support families during the childbearing year and at the end of life by making compassionate and skilled doula care widely available.
  • Provide expert professional training and certification for birth, postpartum, and end-of-life doulas.
  • Inspire and support the establishment of sustainable doula businesses.

Our Values

We believe that . . .

  • Pregnancy, birth, and death are normal life events, not to be feared or hidden away behind closed doors.
  • These critical periods of transition present unique opportunities for personal growth and transformation across the lifespan, not just for the individual but for all who share the privilege of being present.
  • Families are best served by a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to health.
  • Doulas empower families by sharing information and promoting informed decision-making.
  • Doulas prevent trauma through proactive guidance, mediation, and advocacy.
  • The essential support services and continuity of care provided by doulas fill gaps in existing medical and social support systems.

Our Vision

We hope to play a part in creating . . .

  • A world where community-based doula support is available to all families.
  • A world where doulas thrive in joyful service.