Prenatal or Postpartum Virtual Doula Consults
What to expect from our sessions: Support
Whether we work together in person or from a distance, via video chat, our time together includes my expertise and vast experience in prenatal and postpartum consulting and support.
This takes the form of asking you essential questions, listening thoughtfully, offering suggestions, sharing of resources, and helping guide you through your options and ideas. Leaving you feeling more confident and supported.
Consultation topics can include but are not limited to:
Birth Story Processing
Postpartum - Shifting into your new identity
Complete Birth / Postpartum Doula Package
Erica and Ashley have teamed up to give you a great "ALL-IN-ONE" doula support experience.
As your virtual birth doula, Erica will first help you create a clear vision of what your ideal birth looks like through developing Your Birth Preferences Document. This process will guide you towards a satisfying and memorable birth experience. We will practice positioning, pushing, coping techniques and talk about "framing your labor" to prepare and give you confidence for your big day.
The Complete Birth Doula package includes one initial meet & greet interview, three prenatal sessions, plus one postpartum newborn care/sleep session:
Prenatal Session #1
The first virtual prenatal session will help you to create a clear vision of what your birth ideal birth looks like. Erica will share a Birth Preferences Document with you to go over while we discuss your many options for your customized plan. This session will leave you feeling informed, educated and ready to create a game plan for a satisfying and memorable birth experience. (Approx. 2 hours.)
Prenatal Session #2
In the second virtual prenatal session, we will practice positioning, pushing phase, coping techniques, talk more about laboring at home, and “framing your labor”. We will in essence walk through a practice run and come together as a birth team, feeling confident and prepared for your big day. This time can also be used to help your partner prepare for their role in your labor & delivery. We will go over certain techniques, as well as the importance of a partners loving care and attention during childbirth.
Prenatal Session #3
This third session is focused on coaching the partner how to best support the birthing woman during labor and to address any individualized questions or concerns. We specifically want to extend our support to the partner during the birth process.
As your birth doula Erica:
is available for unlimited text, face-time, phone, email and other forms of virtual support.
is on-call 24/7 4 weeks before your baby is born and 4 weeks after.
is there for continuous virtual* support and care durning your labor and birth. (*see COVID-19/Catastrophic Event Clause)
offers free informational brochure downloads.
can help you prepare for relaxation through the use of suggested aroma therapy and more.
has back up support available.
Postpartum Session #1 with Ashely
This session offers you education and support after bringing home a new baby, helping you transition into the postpartum period.
As a virtual postpartum doula Ashely:
offers emotional support.
will discuss and answer questions about newborn care, including access to our specially compiled newborn care ebook.
offers feeding support.
offers sleep consultations.
can offer referrals to help aid during the postpartum period.
Virtual Birth Prep & Newborn Care Classes
Newborn Care and Sleep Classes
Learn how to care for your newborn, feedings, sleep, swaddle, baby wearing and so much more. Includes a 60 page ebook.
*COVID-19/Catastrophic Event Clause
In the event that I am unable to enter your hospital or there is a shelter in place order and I cannot attend you at home, I will provide you a Zoom link so that you have access to the doula team virtually throughout your labor. In this format, I am able to do almost everything I would normally do -- helping you find comfortable positions, giving reminders about rest/activity/hydration, providing guidance for relaxation and coping, and helping to answer questions or helping you get information from your care providers so that you can make informed decisions about your care. I have example videos cued up and will walk your partner(s) through any of the hands-on bodywork that we cannot do from afar. (Credit, Teri Nava-Anderson.)