Virtual Doula Support
During this time of quarantine and COVID-19 I am now offering a virtual support package. These are uncertain times with rapidly changing social and hospital mandates. My goal is to help you stay safe, while still feeling empowered and supported.
Virtual services differ from traditional in that all of our communication happens via Skype, Face-time or Zoom. I will not be there in person, but you still get the benefit of having one on one emotional support, my experience and wisdom to walk you through what you’re experiencing.
Virtual Doula Package Includes
After you hire me, I am here for support throughout your pregnancy, every step of the way. I am available via phone, email, and text to answer any questions or concerns you might have during this difficult time. This includes providing education, information to help you plan and prepare for birth and your baby, monthly pregnancy related emails, and recommendations for trusted community resources. You can stop all the Google searches! This makes the journey so much more enjoyable.
2 Prenatal Sessions
-Birth Preferences Planning Session: during this two hour virtual prenatal meeting we will explore your birth preferences and goals, your needs and desires for labor support, and I will help you create a birth plan that reflects your vision for your birthing-day.
-Comfort Measures Session: during this one hour virtual prenatal we will practice a variety of labor positions and comfort measures that can be used on your birthing-day to help you labor with ease.
Supporting Her Class for Partners
This 2 hour online course is designed specifically for husbands and partners who will be the main physical support person in the hospital room. This will help them feel confident and prepared for the big day (a $50 value).
Labor and Birth Support
You may wonder what we can actual accomplish with virtual support doula support–and the answer is ALOT! Virtual support will be provided by video, phone, and text beginning in early labor through the birth of your baby.
I will remind you of the normal parts of the process, recommend positions and tips to help your labor progress, give ideas for comfort and pain relief and extra encouragement for you and your partner.
Have help advocating for your wishes, learning how to understand what medical technology is available and why it may or may not be helpful for your birth. I can provide you with information for decision making, help troubleshoot any unexpected bumps, and help you navigate your birth experience.
Postpartum Follow-up Call
After you settle in at home as a new family, we will have a phone or video call to talk about how you are doing both physically and emotionally, and to process your birth experience.
We will also talk about how breastfeeding is going, and I will answer any newborn care questions you may have. I can provide referrals to trusted community resources if needed as well.
BONUS EXTRAS INCLUDED!
* The Prenatal Companion monthly pregnancy prep. email series
* “Tried and True” list of community recommendations and resources
*The “Your Birth, Your Way Guidebook”
* Assistance writing your customized birth plan.
* Printable watercolor Positive Birth Affirmations to hang in your birth space.
* Postpartum Planner Pack to prepare for the 4th trimester after baby.