THE YOGA DOULA CHARTER:
The Yoga-Doula will act upon specific requests from the expectant mother
The Yoga-Doula commits to respect the parents’ choice of where and how to give birth.
The Yoga-Doula will inform expectant parents of different birth and mothering options, but will avoid influencing parents with her own preferences
The Yoga-Doula commits to offer a non-medical support and not to practice any medical act.
The KY Doula offers accompaniment and support on physical, practical, emotional, and spiritual levels.
The Yoga-Doula respects the individual beliefs, cultural practices, choices and values of the parent(s) she supports.
This support is based on the teaching of Kundalini Yoga according to Yogi Bhajan. It is inspired by Ayurvedic wisdom and is always adapted to the needs and requests of the mother and father from conception and until the end of the postnatal 40 day period and 9 months after birth (for postnatal yoga).
Full Ethical code is presented below (click on the + symbol to open the text).
The delivered training by the Kundalini Yoga-Doula School is not a medical training. We remind you that a follow up by a Yoga-Doula is complementary to the medical follow-up. The Yoga Doula does not replace under any circumstances a medical follow up of the pregnant woman during pregnancy and delivery. Yoga Doulas are not therapists and do not practice any medical act, consultation or medical advice of any sort, unless they are a registered doctor or therapist.