The Reproductive Justice Story Project - reproductivejusticestories.org

The Reproductive Justice Story Project is a patient advocacy initiative working to expose mistreatment and abuse in reproductive healthcare across Canada.

With this survey for doulas in Canada, we aim to learn about doula training, challenges and strategies for speaking up about obstetric violence.

The information gathered from this survey will be shared online and aid in the creation of future surveys and free shareable/downloadable resources on our website.

This survey is voluntary and anonymous. We will not ask for your name or contact information or where/with whom you completed your doula training. By participating in the survey, you consent to your answers potentially being quoted in the materials created from the survey results.  

Please reach out with any questions: info@reproductivejusticestories.org

Thank you so much for your time!

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* 1.
How long ago did you complete your formal doula training?

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* 2.
"Obstetric Violence" can be defined as mistreatment and abuse from healthcare providers and institutions during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. This may include non-evidence based care, unnecessary, forced, nonconsensual or coerced procedures, disrespect, bullying, and discrimination from care team, and much more.

Was obstetric violence covered in your doula training?

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* 3.
Have you ever witnessed or experienced obstetric violence?

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* 4.
Have you ever chosen to advocate on behalf of clients when they were unable to advocate for themselves?

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* 5.
As a doula, do you feel it's your duty to advocate on behalf of clients when they are unable to advocate for themselves?

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* 6.
Have you ever supported a client to speak up after experiencing obstetric violence?

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* 7.
What do you love most about being a doula?
What do you find most challenging or difficult about being a doula?

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* 8.
What advice or suggestions would you include in a free resource document for fellow doulas about obstetric violence?

For example, do you have any tips to contribute about: 
educating clients about their rights? 
protecting clients from obstetric violence?
navigating power dynamics in the birth room?
creative solutions to common challenges?
supporting clients to speak up after experiencing obstetric violence?
anything else you would like to share?

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* 9.
If you could tell healthcare providers, students, researchers, and policy makers how to make birth and reproductive healthcare better for folks in Canada, what would you say?

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* 10.
Please describe the pricing structure for your services:

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