Doula Job Description

doula job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Doula Job Description

A doula (plural doulas) is a non-medical professional who provides information and support to women and their families before, during, and just after childbirth.

A doula is not a medical professional and cannot provide medical care or prescriptions.

A doula is generally hired by a family to provide physical, emotional, and informational support and help a woman and her family make informed decisions regarding care during childbirth.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for Doula to help us with our newborn baby. We want someone who is experienced and gentle, and who will be there for us during this special time.

Doula Duties:

  • Assist with labor, delivery, and after-delivery care
  • Guide parents during the birthing process
  • Inspire and encourage new parents in order to help them bond with their newborn
  • Provide emotional support to families
  • Help parents prepare for immediate and long-term changes
  • Inform parents about breastfeeding, bathing, and other infant care
  • Provide education and emotional support to parents

Doula Responsibilities:

  • Assist parents in labor and delivery, and support them with breastfeeding after delivery
  • Help new parents understand and care for their newborn, including bathing, changing, feeding, and soothing
  • Support parents in coping with the postpartum period
  • Visit families in the postpartum period, and offer additional breastfeeding support, referral to community resources, and coaching as needed
  • Provide families with education about postpartum recovery, and baby care
  • Act as a support person for family members, such as grandparents, siblings, and close friends
  • Conduct home visits and as needed, accompany women to medical appointments
  • Provide ongoing infant care after discharge from hospital
  • Deliver classes to families about breastfeeding, newborn baby care, infant development, and family relationships
  • Work closely with moms and families throughout the course of pregnancy and up to 6 months after delivery

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or related field
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in a high-risk obstetric unit
  • Experience in labor & delivery, high-risk obstetrics, antepartum, postpartum, and newborn nursery
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational skills

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success. We are committed to building a team that is diverse and inclusive of people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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