Prior to booking I ask for your estimated due date (EDD) and postcode.
When booking I use an agreement which records certain information about you, including: your name, your date of birth, your contact details, any relevant medical information such as medications, allergies or medical conditions, your partner’s contact details (if applicable), an emergency contact, and the agreed on call dates, which are based upon your EDD.
I keep some short notes about meetings held with you, or any contact we have had. These are not overly detailed but contain pertinent information specific to your experiences and needs during pregnancy and birth.
I sometimes take photographs on my phone during or after a birth, if you request that I do so, or you give me specific permission to do so.
I record my business mileage, which details the reason for any business journeys (including your name) along with the distance travelled.
I keep the following data about all the births I have attended in a spreadsheet: your name, EDD, on-call dates, baby number, planned type and place of birth, actual birth date, actual type and place of birth, coping measures/pain relief, assisted delivery, stitches, feeding choice, fees and expenses (if applicable) that have been paid, and where the booking came from (eg, social media, referral from another doula etc).