The NCDA seeks legislation and policy at the state and national level that will guarantee payment for doula care throughout the perinatal period in many venues, including reimbursement for privately contracted doula care.

 The NCDA seeks statutory recognition of doula care as a complimentary therapy for women through state registration.
The NCDA seeks to define doula care according to the scope of practice of the six major national certifying organizations.
The NCDA seeks payment for doula care consistent with living wage standards state by state.