Happy World Doula Week! Over the next few days, we will be sharing a little bit about ourselves and Luna Doulas. We’re so excited for you to get to know us!
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is about how we came to name Luna Doulas. It wasn’t easy! We had no idea how difficult it would be to name a business --I can only imagine how difficult it must be to name an actual human baby! We searched for name that reflected who we were and what we believed in. After tossing around names for what seemed like forever, we knew that Luna Doulas was our perfect fit. Here’s a few reasons why:
Like the moon moves through phases, we help you through the phases of your reproductive journey. We identify as full spectrum doulas, which means that we respect and honor birth as one part of a huge spectrum of choices and outcomes that a person/family can go through in their family planning and building experiences. This includes, for example, the postpartum period, experiences of loss and miscarriage, abortion, adoption, surrogacy and fertility. Like the moon moves through different stages in its cycle, we support you through your journey providing compassion and information so that you can make informed, empowered choices.
The moon is a powerful, ancient symbol of fertility and transition. Countless cultures throughout history have associated the image of the moon with experiences of fertility, pregnancy, family planning, and birth-- the very human experiences of transition throughout life. “Luna” has many meanings, including “moon,” “silver,” “light,” and “to shine.” The moon’s orbit around our planet reminds us that life on Earth ebbs, flows and cycles through constant transitions. We’re here to help you through all of the stages of your reproductive journey.
The moon’s rays touch all people, all across our planet. At Luna Doulas, we practice radical inclusion. What does this really mean? It means that we are here for you no matter where you come from; you have a place here, you deserve love and compassion, and you have the right to information to make decisions about your body. We will support you no matter what you choose for yourself and your family. All people deserve to live safe, healthy lives without the fear of judgment for the choices they make. We’ve got your back.
The moon's journey around our planet comes full-circle. Our hope is to give our clients the same kind of full-circle, comprehensive care and wholehearted compassion throughout these life changing moments.
Contact us today to find out more about our full spectrum doula mission.