Virtual Doula Services

No matter where you are – home, hospital or abroad – our doulas are here to support you every step of the way through your pregnancy, labor and childbirth.

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Find Virtual Doula Support

At Birth You Desire (BYD), you can enjoy the same level of support from our doulas virtually as you would in person. Our doulas are uniquely set up to guide our clients through every stage of pregnancy and childbirth via video. We can connect with you through FaceTime, Google Hangout and Zoom. The important thing is, you will be supported 100% by an experienced doula every step of the way.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made virtual doula services essential for many clients, social distancing certainly isn’t the only reason to choose to connect virtually with a doula. Perhaps you’re out of state or overseas. We have supported clients when travel has been restricted due to ice storms or in snowstorms when roads have been closed. No matter the reason, our clients come first and it is paramount to us that we be able to get to them no matter what happens or where they are. 

Prior to Pregnancy

Prior to pregnancy, your virtual doula can assist with conception and family planning options. Our doulas help you build your network of help so that conception and early pregnancy is as smooth as possible.  

During Pregnancy

Once you are pregnant your doula can help with visualizing your birth experience and then choosing your provider and birth location based on your birth goals. These providers include an OB or Midwife, as well as alternative care providers like acupuncturists, chiropractors, lactation consultants, etc. The doula will also help you to understand what the scope of doula work is, and the different ways they can support you.

In the second and third trimester your doula can help to find the right birth class(es) for you and your partner. In your prenatal visit(s) you will design and practice comfort measures so that you are ready when labor starts. We help you to bond with your baby, know their position and work in tandem with them to align for birth. Your doula will guide you in building a birth plan and communication skills with your providers.

Labor

In labor your BYD virtual birth doula will be by your side with continuous video support in active labor. This is different than many other virtual practices that only answer questions in labor intermittently. We are with you virtually through your whole experience.

As we are at your side, your doula can watch for important signs in labor, suggest when to leave for your birthplace and how to communicate with your medical team, translate medical jargon, and when to leave for your birthplace.

The doula will be there to provide emotional and mental support.  To ask you questions like “what are you thinking about right now?” and answer questions like “what will happen now?” Together, the laboring team can feel heard, supported, and treated as individuals.

The doula will be able to guide you and your partner through the best positions for alignment and descent of baby as well as strategize positions for optimal birthing and comfort. Together with your team, the doula will help with comfort techniques (counter pressure, massage to name a couple) and if pain management is requested your doula can stay in the room with you verbally coaching you through your epidural placement or other techniques like TENS units.

Following the Birth

After birth, your doula can walk you through getting to know your baby, offering the breast, and basic childcare questions. There will be time to process your birth story and discuss recovery strategies. This support continues in your postpartum visit and follow-ups.

Welcome to the world of virtual doula services! Being prepared brings peace of mind in these times of uncertainty. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Please note, not all of our doulas are available for this service.  Contact us for a list of doulas who are available. We prefer to use our own Zoom video conferencing (HIPPA compliant) and FaceTime for these meetings.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

Having birth doula services virtually exceeded my expectations! I was nervous when the hospital changed their guidelines but my Doula had it all figured out! I felt incredibly supported and had full access or her throughout all 36 hours of labor. It was like she was there in the room with us.

Kim S.

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