Doula Support with
COVID-19 Precautions

I am fully vaccinated for Covid 

...taking all recommended precautions seriously and attending labors in person.

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Get a doula

Need a doula?

I have availability for birth support

throughout the Winter and Spring.

Let me help you find one, if I can't support you myself.

Email me for more information!

Mid pregnancy

Make good choices for your support and start talking to me about your aches and pains! Let's make sense of your prenatal appointments, and discuss changes to posture to encourage optimal position for your baby.

 

Checklist:

Attend a live streamed childbirth class with me

Join me for Guided Spinning Babies for Parents (28w or later)

My support looks like this...

Late third trimester

We'll hold two virtual meetings to discuss restrictions at the hospital, and practice comfort measures, positions, time-tested tools and techniques.​ Typically, meetings are at 32 and 36w

Checklist:

Game plan how and when to be in touch in early labor

Create and finalize a realistic birth plan that reflects your preferences

Discuss alternative virtual support in active labor (Zoom? FaceTime?)

Pack your hospital bag, using doula tips

Labor & Birth

As labor begins, your questions have a quick answer... from identifying early labor signs to comfort measures as things get underway, reminders to eat and rest, and guidance on when to transition to the hospital-- this is the informational support that doula families benefit so much from, in listening to the labor together. This support begins via text and phone, can extend to visiting you at home to help assess transitioning to the hospital, when more aggressive coping techniques are needed.

 

Checklist:

Text when you feel new sensations that make you wonder

Communicate with as much detail as you can. We may utilize text and later, video

Use recommendations for rest, sustenance, hydration, positions

Assess when to transition to the hospital; I will meet you there once admitted*

Postpartum

Helping Hand

Around 2 hours after your birth, you'll move to a postpartum room. Hospital stays vary based on how your baby was born, and how you and baby are doing post-birth. In this phase, I encourage you to learn from on-staff lactation consultants and practice sleeping in shifts until you discharge from the hospital.

 

Checklist:

Consider options for early discharge from the hospital to limit your stay

Communicate with me when heading home, and any time you need some love 

Utilize the Resource Page for online parent groups and lactation support at home

Schedule your postpartum belly bind

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a note about covid

All prenatal appointments and classes will continue to be conducted via Zoom to reduce exposure for pregnant people and newly birthed babies.

 

I will keep you apprised of any exposure I may encounter.

In these cases, I will revert to virtual

or back-up support during labor.

 

We will prepare for all courses of support, including back up, during our prenatal meetings.

PREFER VIRTUAL SUPPORT?

There is amazing value in having a "birth buddy," perhaps best thought of as:

  • Accompanying you through decisions made prenatally (selecting or changing a provider, should we induce?, childbirth education options, etc.)

  • Providing guidance and education while you weigh your options, and write your birth support plan (some call this a "birth plan")

  • Normalization of the signs and progress of labor, and helping you determine when to do what- including when to head to the hospital

  • Availability during labor for decisions to made throughout, ideas and suggestions

Contact me by email for a quote on this type of support