Virtual doula support is very similar to in-person doula support, only in can be provided from anywhere as we all adjust to social distancing recommendations and temporary hospital visitor restrictions in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is also a great option for out-of-state moms who would still like to utilize My Vegan Doula for their labor and postpartum support. Get doula support when you need it - wherever you are!
As your virtual doula, there are many ways I may be able to support you throughout the process:
Virtual Informational Support: Share evidence-based information regarding benefits, risks and alternatives about birth procedures and interventions to help with decision making & options. Walk you through informed decision-making, assist you as you formulate questions for your care providers. In the event of pandemic, the doula will discuss the latest information with you including safe health guidelines and practices for you and your baby.
Virtual Emotional Support: Verbally encourage and provide feedback. Give positive reminders of progress. Remind you to rest and hydrate. Act as a safe space to discuss fears & concerns and refrain if needed. Encourage the birth partner.
Virtual Physical Support: Help you find a comfortable position. Suggest position changes and send visuals or model. Guide you in relaxation techniques, breathing and coping skills. Model counter-pressure, double hip squeeze or other hands-on bodywork for the partner. Encourage the use of tub/shower, birth ball, heat & ice and other tools.
Please note: Available services may be subject to change as conditions and technology permit.
Available to any mother who goes into labor or has a scheduled induction, and would like a doula to be by their side on a virtual platform. Great for repeat mothers who have already received childbirth education but still want someone encouraging and informed by their side. My Vegan Doula LLC kindly asks at least 24-hour notice in advance of when mom would like virtual labor doula support to begin, where possible, to allow for contract signing. My Vegan Doula LLC will remain with you from the moment during active labor you ask her to join your birth though delivery, and up to 30 minutes after delivery to answer any questions parents may have about breastfeeding or related topics. One virtual postpartum support session, including referrals to specialized professional practitioners is included. Services start at $500. Payment must be received in full before doula can virtually join birth.
Includes one free consultation so we can get to know each other over a video chat or phone conversation. We'll talk about the birth experience you'd like to have and I'll describe my services and help answer any remaining questions. Once you decide that we are a good fit and you want me to be part of your birth support team as your virtual doula, I will send you a digital contract for you to sign with payment instructions. A 50% non-refundable retainer fee is due at the time of contract signing. This is to secure that I may be available and on call to you starting two weeks before your due date. Services start at $650.
Full virtual labor doula package may include the following services:
1-2 virtual, 60-minute prenatal visits which may include:
Labor and Delivery support which may include:
One virtual postpartum visit & 6 weeks postpartum assistance which may include:
Virtual postpartum doula services are a resource developed as a way to connect with new parents who aren't in close proximity or otherwise unable to receive in-person postpartum support, for those who have family & friends available to provide material support but wish additional educational/emotional support, and for those who have older children and are looking for some additional support. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and hear about your postpartum needs! Services start at $250 for 8 weeks of virtual postpartum support and $350 for 12 weeks.
Among the ways My Vegan Doula may be able to virtually support you and your family postpartum:
It is important to note that virtual postpartum doula support is not a substitute for medical advice. All urgent/medical questions should be discussed with your licensed medical provider.
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