To be listed in the Catholic Birth Directory as a Catholic birth professional, one must state and sign that:

• He/she is a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church;

• He/she is pro-life birth professional believing that human life begins at conception and that every unborn life must be treated with equal dignity as any other human person;

• He/she does not and will not recommend, refer for, prescribe, or take contraception (this includes hormonal pills, IUDs, implants, or otherwise) for the intention of preventing pregnancy;

• He/she does not and will not recommend, refer for, assist at, or directly perform a sterilization (hysterectomy, vasectomy, or otherwise) for the intention of preventing pregnancy;

• He/she does not and will not recommend, prescribe, refer for, assist at, or directly procure a chemical or surgical abortion for any reason;

• He/she does not and will not recommend, refer for, assist at, or directly engage in fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), or otherwise that directly contradict the moral teachings of the Catholic Church; 

• He/she understands the Catholic teaching on routine infant circumcision and practices accordingly; 

• He/she will do their best to treat every mother and baby within their care with the respect and dignity that is their due right as a human person made in the image and likeness of God.