Virtual

What is virtual doula support?

This is modern birth support for 21st century families. Think of it like a “doula on demand” or “distance doula.” I support you remotely via text, call, email and video chat throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Satellite doula, here for you with the push of a button!

Do I need to be local to work with you?

No! We can interact from anywhere in the world — pretty amazing, right? If our time zones differ I will take this into consideration when scheduling communication and adjust to ensure timing is convenient for you.

Who should consider virtual doula services?

Virtual support may be for you if:

  • Your birth place restricts the number of support people allowed
  • You can’t find a local doula who’s a good match
  • You lack access to quality doula care in your area
  • You have a communicable illness & prefer to limit transmission risk
  • You desire a birth space with as few attendees as possible
  • You want to work with me but I’m out of town on your estimated due date
  • You like clear, direct information at the touch of a button
  • You get more out of reading & visual aids than hands-on help
  • You want your doula to focus on guidance, information, emotional support — for you, hands-on care is less important
  • A traditional experience is not your thing for another reason, and you need an alternative

What you can you assist me with in a virtual format?

Distance services are fully customizable. I can serve as your reference on matters such as:

  • early pregnancy tips
  • prenatal exercise & nutrition
  • choosing a provider & birth place
  • holistic remedies making a birth plan
  • manifesting your birth vision
  • understanding birth choices
  • optimal fetal positioning
  • stages of labor
  • mechanics of birth
  • emotions of birth
  • variations of birth / special circumstances
  • induction options
  • pain management options
  • labor comfort measures
  • positions for labor & pushing
  • communicating with laboring person
  • birth partner coaching
  • postpartum health & planning
  • infant feeding (bottle, breastfeeding, etc)
  • infant sleep
  • newborn care
  • cloth diapering
  • babywearing
  • connecting you with your local resources
  • birth story processing
  • …and more!

What do you NOT do as a virtual doula?

Under a virtual service agreement, I do not at any time:

  • visit you in your home
  • attend your birth onsite
  • provide medical advice or diagnoses
  • speak to birth staff on your behalf
  • make decisions for you
  • predict or guarantee any aspects of your birth
  • assist for planned freebirth (birth unattended by midwife or OB)

What if I request the virtual package, but change my mind to want in-person support?

If you’re within my service range (up to 1-hour drive from Katy, Texas), I’m happy to support you onsite at your birth. A new contract agreement will be made. Please inquire for details regarding fees.

What else should I know about doula support?

See my page “Why Hire A Doula?

What happens at prenatal & postpartum meetings?

Read my post describing what’s covered (adapted to a virtual setting).

What services are included?

I offer a virtual package and A La Carte options (scroll down for details).

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A La Carte / Hourly Menu

This option is great for those who want to ask specific questions, get expert guidance, and discuss certain topics — all at conveniently scheduled times.

How it works:

  1. You let me know your needs.
  2. I reserve a space on my calendar for your call(s).
  3. Payments must be completed in full prior to call dates.
  4. I gather information & resources for you.
  5. We discuss, problem-solve, learn.
  6. All information provided is evidence-based.

Investment:

  • One 30 min. call / video chat – $40
  • One 60 min. call / video chat – $75
  • Three calls (up to 60 min. each) – $200

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