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!

Virtual doula support is provided via call, text, email & video chat.

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 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, 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 to learn more).

Easy, breezy virtual support perfect for those needing an alternative.

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 – $30
  • One 60 min. call / video chat – $55
  • Three calls (up to 60 min. each) – $160
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