Safeguard the Right of All Laboring People to Have In-Person Labor Support - DC

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Andrea Lyons Schmiedebusch
1 year ago
I am due in 12 days and my doula is a huge part of my support team. I am praying she can be there in person instead of online. It’s just not the same. Laboring moms need all the support possible and are entitled to have their support team present.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Cara Crowe
1 year ago
Doulas make a difference

Thanks for adding your voice.

Sarah Paksima
1 year ago
Doulas are not visitors - birth support is a human right

Thanks for adding your voice.

Elizabeth Reiner
1 year ago
Labor support and healthy families are essential for public health!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Jennifer Walker
1 year ago
I’m due in July and have experienced traumatic pregnancy losses before.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Kate du Plessis
1 year ago
Doulas are essential!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Kaely Harrod
1 year ago
I am signing because I have witnessed the harm that can happen to birthing people when there is no advocacy or accountability in their space.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Mandy Irby
1 year ago
It’s a human right to have support of your choosing during childbirth

Thanks for adding your voice.

Amy Locke
1 year ago
I am signing this because doulas are such a huge part of a birthing person's birth story. This birth person has hired them, gotten to know them, and trusts them in their birth space. To take a doula away from a birthing person starts the labor in a negative way and impacts the outcome hugely. Please allow doulas back in the birth space!!!!!