As a doula, one of the most important things I do is provide you with education that empowers you to take ownership of your conception, pregnancy, and birth experience. This helps you to be your best advocate for your options, the first step of which is to learn what your options actually are!
Everyone deserves support and guidance during their pregnancy, as becoming a parent (whether for the first or fifth time) is as exciting as it is intimidating! Endless hours spent on Google only add to confusion and anxiety, so having someone by your side to give you evidence based resources and loving support is invaluable and this is precisely what a doula can provide. Perhaps the idea of birth doula support appeals to you, but you don’t necessarily want an extra person in the room, the pricing is out of reach, or there aren’t any in your area. As a virtual doula I provide the same emotional and informational support to families anywhere in the United States through virtual meetings and on call phone support during labor.
My Virtual Doula services include:
One free 30 minute phone consultation to ensure we are a good fit for each other
Two 90 minute prenatal meetings via video chat to go over your birth goals, discuss comfort techniques, answer any questions about the birth or postpartum period, etc. (This can also be done in person if you are local to Orange County)
Phone, email, and text support as needed throughout your pregnancy & postpartum
Assistance in writing a birth and postpartum plan
Suggestions for valuable prenatal resources
24/7 “on call” availability by phone or video chat beginning at 38 weeks until your baby arrives
One postpartum meeting via video chat (or in person if you are local to Orange County)
Virtual Doula support is perfect for:
Families that want the least amount of people necessary at their birth
Those struggling with the cost of in person doula support
Families with no access to in person doula support
Families that have birthed before and don’t feel they need the in person support this time
Families planning a cesarean birth who need extra support leading up to the birth