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All Hands In
Birth In Bloom is committed to fostering an environment that respects and values diversity and inclusion. We believe that every individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or socioeconomic status, deserves equal access to compassionate and respectful doula support. Our diversity and inclusion policy outlines our commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all people.
Principles
  1. Respect: We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every individual we serve and work with, and we recognize the unique perspectives and experiences they bring.
  2. Equity: We are committed to promoting equity by actively identifying and addressing disparities in access to doula services and ensuring that all clients receive equitable support tailored to their individual needs.
  3. Inclusivity: We strive to create an inclusive environment where all individuals feel valued, supported, and empowered to fully participate in their birthing experience without fear of discrimination or prejudice.
  4. Cultural Competence: We recognize the importance of cultural competence in providing effective doula support and are committed to continuously educating ourselves on cultural humility, diversity, and inclusivity to better serve families.
 
Guiding Practices
  1. Client-Centered Care: We prioritize the needs, preferences, and values of our clients in providing doula support, ensuring that our services are culturally sensitive, inclusive, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  2. Accessibility: We strive to make our doula services accessible to individuals from all walks of life by offering flexible payment options, sliding-scale fees, and language interpretation services as needed.
  3. Representation: We are committed to building a diverse team of doulas that reflects the communities we serve, recognizing the importance of representation in fostering trust and rapport between clients and their doula.
  4. Training and Education: We participate in ongoing training and education on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, to ensure we have the knowledge and skills needed to provide culturally competent care.
  5. Non-Discrimination: We prohibit discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or socioeconomic status, in the provision of doula services or employment opportunities.
  6. Confidentiality and Privacy: We respect the confidentiality and privacy of our clients, ensuring that their personal information and birthing experiences are kept confidential and not shared without their explicit consent.
  7. Feedback and Accountability: We welcome feedback from our clients and staff on how we can improve our diversity and inclusion efforts and hold ourselves accountable to continuously evolving and growing as an inclusive doula service.
Birth In Bloom is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where all individuals feel empowered to embrace their unique birthing journey with confidence and dignity. We recognize that diversity is our strength and that by embracing inclusivity, we can better serve the needs of the families we support and contribute to positive birthing experiences for all.
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