As for WHO would start this? I’d say it could be started by whichever doulas are willing – ideally from a variety of backgrounds/training organizations. In terms of doula influence I’m pretty much a microscopic plankton in the birthworld ocean so don’t read more influence into this than is here. I just see value in the idea of a voluntary national registry and wanted to keep the ball rolling in what I perceive to be a good direction. Input, feedback, and thoughts are all welcome. I expect that any comments left will be both kind and respectful. I reserve the right to moderate any comments which are not.
As I receive feedback on this draft, I'm making adjustments to it. Below are links to the original draft I posted, as well as the most recent draft based on comments received.