Virtual Doula

Virtual Doula providing Online Support though Pregnancy and Birth

 

 

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What is a Virtual Doula?

A virtual doula is a fully functioning labor coach, supporting you emotionally and educationally via electronic communication. That can be done via numerous platforms such as Skype, Zoom, or Facebook Video Messenger, not to mention regular telephone calls and text messages. The ability to communicate virtually is preferred by a lot of parents nowadays. It saves time and money while ensuring more frequent support and relationship development between you and your virtual doula.

Just like an in-person doula, an online doula will accompany you throughout your labor and birth from the moment you choose. This could be at the onset of active labor or as you make your way to your birthplace location. As a faith-based counselor, I am also able to offer spiritual support for any that are interested.

  • Birth Style Assessment
  • Birth Plan Session
  • Postpartum Plan Session
  • Childbirth Education Course
  • Online Consultations
  • Text and email support
  • Virtual Labor Visit & continuous online support through labor, birth & up to 2 hours beyond
  • Virtual Postpartum Visits

Virtual Doula Services Include

 

Virtual Doula Services Include

 

Birth Style Assessment

Birth Plan Session

Postpartum Plan Session

Childbirth Education Course

Virtual Consultations

Text and email support

Virtual Labor Visit & continuous Virtual Support through labor, birth & up to 2 hours beyond

Virtual Postpartum Visits

Why Hire a Doula ONLINE?

It’s all about relationships and connections. If you decide having a doula is right for you, the next step is to interview doulas in your area and perhaps you are open to meeting some virtually.

You may be geographically far from family or close friends. Or you may be looking for support based solely on your desires to labor at home with just your partner. Perhaps, you want the support but not the extra body in the room. Due to the current medical state we live in, you might just be more comfortable with virtual visits rather than in person. You might have realized that an online doula may be just what you are looking for! Plus we can help you throughout the pregnancy such as guidance in what to buy, ideas for organizing your nursery, or all you need to know about breastfeeding for example.

My services coaching include pre-natal, during birth, and postpartum support. I am also able to virtually train someone of your choice to be your doula and support during your labor.

When do I Need a Virtual Doula?

Whether you opt for an in-person or virtual doula, you want to choose your coach by the 5th month. Part of my focus is to develop a great and trusting relationship with expecting parents. That is achieved by having enough time to listen to you, educate you, and plan together.

My digital services include childbirth education in which you want to make sure you have enough time to go through. Also, by week 30 we should have your birth team all on board.  Rule of thumb, you want to have your birth team assembled by week 30.

Who are all the people in a birthing team?

Your birthing team consists of the people you want to be there for your labor along with the nurses and doctors, doula, or attendants and a midwife. Many hospitals have a limit of 3 people you can have with you. Birthing centers tend to allow however many people you want to be in the waiting room. You need people who support your choices, people who are encouraging and involved in your plans, and of course someone who is trained to deliver a baby safely.

I have had experience will all birth team sizes. From birthing parents where it was just the couple and myself. To couples who had both mothers-in-law, grandma, grandpa, as well as myself, an assistant midwife, a senior midwife, and midwife assistants. I have been the only other person on a team of medical staff for a cesarean birth and in addition to the doctors and nurses. Moreover, I have trained grandparents-to-be to provide doula services for their daughter with the pregnant mom’s dad completing her team.

Why hire a doula Online?

It’s all about relationships and connections. If you decide having a doula is right for you, the next step is to interview doulas in your area and perhaps you are open to meeting some virtually.

You may be geographically far from family or close friends. Or you may be looking for support based solely on your desires to labor at home with just your partner. Perhaps you want the support but not the extra body in the room. Due to the current medical state we live in, you might just be more comfortable with virtual visits rather than in person. You might have realized that an online doula may be just what you are looking for!

My coaching services include pre-natal, during birth, and postpartum support. I am also able to virtually train someone of your choice to be your doula and support during your labor.

When do I need a virtual doula?

Whether you opt for an in-person or virtual doula, you want to choose your coach by the 5th month. Part of my focus is to develop a great and trusting relationship with expecting parents. That is achieved by having enough time to listen to you, educate you, and plan together.

My digital services include childbirth education in which you want to make sure you have enough time to go through. Also, by week 30 we should have your birth team all on board.  Rule of thumb, you want to have your birth team assembled by week 30.

Who are all the people in a birthing team?

Your birthing team consists of the people you want to be there for your labor along with the nurses and doctors, doula, or attendants and a midwife. Many hospitals have a limit of 3 people you can have with you. Birthing centers tend to allow however many people you want to be in the waiting room. You need people who support your choices, people who are encouraging and involved in your plans, and of course someone who is trained to deliver a baby safely.

I have had experience will all birth team sizes. From birthing parents where it was just the couple and myself. To couples who had both mothers-in-law, grandma, grandpa, as well as myself, an assistant midwife, a senior midwife, and midwife assistants. I have been the only other person on a team of medical staff for a cesarean birth and in addition to the doctors and nurses. Moreover, I have trained grandparents-to-be to provide doula services for their daughter with the pregnant mom’s dad completing her team.

Is there a Difference Between a Doula and a Birth Coach?

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) website defines the word doula as a birth coach or aide who gives continual emotional and physical support to a woman during labor and childbirth. BabyCenter also defines a doula as a trained labor coach who assists you during labor and delivery. For the purposes of My Baby Lady and the services we offer and refer, there is no difference between the term’s doula or birth coach.

It is all about you

 

You have a lot of options and choices to make! Let’s connect and plan for the best birth possible!

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