What is an Abortion Doula?
Abortion Doulas, or Patient Advocates at CHOICES, are committed, compassionate volunteers who provide the valuable service of companionship and support to our patients. Abortion doulas are a specially trained volunteers who provide companionship, support, and compassionate encouragement to patients during the abortion procedure. Specific job duties include holding hands, answering non-medical questions, being there for a patient emotionally and physically before, during, and after the procedure, holding barf bags, and getting water and heating pads. Please note that each patient’s needs are different, so what our Abortion Doulas need to do to provide this compassionate support is different for each patient.
How can I become an Abortion Doula?
Please email Nicole Quinones if you are interested in learning more about becoming an abortion doula with CHOICES.