I often get asked this at consults.
It’s tough because I know there’s this movement happening that is telling people that is what a doula does. I know that in a way we are advocates, but the way this happens is different depending on who you talk to. Doulas included seem to not be in agreement.
The more I do this work, the more I see what a tight rope walk it is. On one hand, we are there to inform families about what is happening to them. On the other hand, we are not care providers. Our role starts to go into grey areas when we begin to speak about