“Countless scientific trials examining doula care demonstrate remarkably improved physical and psychological outcomes for both mother and baby. Doulas have a positive impact on the well-being of the entire family. “ DONA International
Mission Statement: Supporting families in fertility, birth, and the postpartum period with empathy, experience and passion.
Vision: Lavender and Play Doula Services envision all families to feel valued, connected and supported in their own beliefs. We offer a loving and strong foundation to families through our knowledge and experience in care.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Diversity can refer to the differences among individuals, including but not limited to sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender + gender identity, family structure, geographical location, physical, functional, and learning abilities, religious beliefs, age and socio-economic status. At Lavender and Play Doula Services we support inclusive language and behaviour. We are committed to continuous education to lend to greater understanding of members of society. Interchangeable language can include and not be limited to “ body feeding, chest-feeding, birthing person, they/them as a singular pronoun, indigenous, partner, birthing /labouring person, spouse, significant other, lactating person. We support equity and inclusion within all aspects of our practices.
We vow to stay informed of the constantly changing guidelines regarding the role of doulas in our practices at home, and in the community including hospitals. We will adhere to all government guidelines and rules of conduct. This includes, pre-screening, hand washing, social distancing, on-line support, phone call support, advocacy, isolating, disinfecting surfaces, mask wearing and proper health maintenance and prevention. We will do everything in our power to support families in the most safe way possible.