Join Date: May 2006
Location: Confused and Disapointed
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Erika, mama to three beautiful kids (plus one gestating), and wife to one fantastic man.
I have never had to sign anything for the hospital. I have heard of some hospital requiring an agreement about doula behavior prior to being allowed in the rooms, is it like that? Or is it sealing you to be completely confidential about the way the hospital behaves? Or what exactly?
I am finishing up my birth doula certification. There is only one hospital in my area and so far things have been great. In fact, the director of OB urged me to get certified for this. But now they want me to sign a confidentiality release form? As if I am hired by the hospital, not the families. For some reason she thinks that because I am being paid to do this (or will be once Im certified) I should sign their release. I disagree. What do you think?
Mom of 5 working full-time and waiting to go to nursing school! Whew! I need a nap!