Submit a Peer Review

Doula Peer Review brings together San Francisco Doulas on an as needed basis to discuss their cases and learn from each other. It is a requirement to participate in regular peer review to ensure professionalism, quality of service, and open communication within the birthing community, and with those we serve. It provides a local forum for peer review in the case a grievance has been filed by a client, a medical care provider, or a hospital administrator. It is an opportunity for community cohesiveness and serves as a foundation when difficult situations arise. Having ongoing peer review provides a stable and trusted environment for solving problems and lending support to one another.

Beyond community support lie the professional ethical concerns. Peer review adds validity to the Doula’s professional development and/or certification process. The public can know that their Doula participates in peer review, and that if a concern is raised, there is a platform for discussion and follow-up. Health care practitioners and other care providers can also know and recognize the professionalism involved in maintaining local peer review.