Lavandula is the subgenus of common lavender, a flower often relaxing to the mind and muscles. Doula, coming from the Greek word for female slave, was re-purposed by Dana Rafael in her 1970s book about breastfeeding. In the West, “doulas” are dedicated support people, and often work during labor, birth and the postpartum period. Doulas provide advocacy, physical, emotional and spiritual support, resources and options counseling to the clients they serve.
I am an herbalist and full-spectrum doula in the Boston area. Lavandoula is a combination of my passion for herbal medicine and calling to support individuals through transitions in life- be it pregnancy and birth, loss or termination. I am honored to be able to do this work. To learn more about what’s new, take a look at my blog or events page.