The Doula Association of Alberta (DAA) is pleased to observe the reinstatement of a two Designated Support People (2DSP) policy in most Maternity and Postpartum Acute Care centres across Alberta, effective since Monday, July 5, 2021.
Of 42 birth sites across the province, 38 sites (90%) are confirmed as admitting doulas as a second Designated Support person. Three sites (7%) are status undetermined or changing day-to-day. Only one site is completely rejecting a second Designated Support Person at this time in Labor & Delivery (but allowing in Postpartum).
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Any future updates to acute care site accessibility and public health guidance will be released by the DAA as necessary.
The Doula Association of Alberta is a registered not-for-profit under the Alberta Societies Act. The DAA facilitates collaboration among doulas, educators, and healthcare professionals to optimize the accessibility of respectful, evidence-informed, and supportive doula care in Alberta. The Association is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.
For more information: Lindsey Bowns Public Relations Manager, Doula Association of Alberta Media Cell: 403.971.8499 | Email: email@example.com www.doulaassociationofalberta.com