No, doulas do not give legal or medical advice. In fact, a doula’s purpose is not to advise you about a course of action at all. The goal is to help you find what you value most, implement a plan and connect you with the expert resources you need in any situation.

Though I am trained as a nurse, I am fulfilling the role of a doula. My training informs the care I provide, but I am not operating within the full scope of my nursing education.