SMC Doula Community Standards

Welcome to the SMC Doula Network community!  We want everyone to be part of our community and have their voice heard. While we do moderate this community, we welcome open discussion.  To help everyone enjoy our community, we ask that when you post, you keep in mind the following:

Respect and Inclusivity

  • Treat all members with respect, regardless of their experience level, background, race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.
  • Use inclusive language that does not discriminate against any members or groups.
  • Respect the choices and practices of all doulas and parents, even if they differ from your own.

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • Maintain the confidentiality of any personal information shared within the app, including client stories or sensitive health information.
  • Do not share content from the app outside without explicit permission from the original poster and/or the person(s) involved.

Professional Conduct

  • Encourage professional behavior and discussions that enhance the doula practice.
  • Share knowledge and experiences in a way that is constructive and aimed at fostering learning and growth.
  • Avoid making unfounded medical claims or giving advice that falls outside the scope of doula support services.

No Solicitation or Advertising

  • Refrain from unsolicited advertising of services or products. If there’s a designated area for promotions within the app, ensure all advertisements adhere to app policies and are relevant to doula services.
  • No spamming the community with repeated messages or content.

Conflict Resolution

  • Approach disagreements with empathy and a willingness to understand different perspectives.
  • If a conflict arises, attempt to resolve it privately and respectfully before seeking intervention from the app moderators.
  • Report any behavior that violates the app’s guidelines to the moderators for review.

Moderation and Enforcement

  • Understand that moderators are here to ensure the community remains a safe and supportive space for everyone. Follow their guidance and instructions.
  • Violations of these guidelines may result in warnings, temporary suspensions, or permanent bans from the app, depending on the severity of the offense.
  • We request that all community members report behavior that violates these guidelines.

Feedback and Growth

  • Be open to providing and receiving constructive feedback to and from peers and the app administrators.
  • Participate in community surveys or discussions about improving the app and its features, as your input helps us grow and serve you better.