Doula UK is a network of doulas run voluntarily by doulas.
The network started in February 2001 and is a non-profitmaking organisation.
Our aims are to promote the role of doulas, to improve communication between doulas, and to advance our understanding of birth and the postnatal period. Our network has a Philosophy, sets standards and has a Code of Conduct which all members adhere to.
We are governed by our Memorandum and Articles of Association (see downloads at bottom of this page). At the beginning of 2004, we introduced a "Recognition Process" for doulas in the UK where we have established a distinction between doulas who have simply registered with us, and those who are "recognised" as having attained a particular level of learned skills and experience. We also have a Complaints Procedure, which amongst other things, allows us to audit our membership and maintain good practice. . . . read more