Virtual Birth & Postpartum Doula Services

Due to Covid-19 many families are shifting to Virtual Doula. 

This page will offer information on how Wholesome Beginnings can provide virtual support during birth and postpartum

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Choose Your Virtual Doula Package

To help decide if we're a good fit, we always offer a free consultation before you book a package.

 

Complete Virtual Doula Package: $1200

Our signature virtual service for birthing families! Includes continuous virtual support during your labor and birth, plus:

  • Monthly video chat support sessions from hire until 36 weeks

  • Weekly video chat support sessions from 36 weeks until birth

  • Virtual support of labor, birth, and the immediate postpartum  (no time limits!)

  • Weekly video chat support sessions for the first 3 weeks postpartum

  • 24/7 communication with your doulas

Virtual “Doula in Your Pocket” Package: $600

A fantastic option for families who want to check in with a doula during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Includes:

  • Up to 5 hours of virtual support during labor

  • Monthly video chat support sessions from hire until birth

  • Weekly video chat support sessions for the first 3 weeks postpartum

  • Membership to [M]otherboard Birth to create your birth plan ($50 value)

  • 24/7 communication with your doulas

Prenatal support you can count on

Our virtual doula care includes regular private video chats during pregnancy to help you prepare for birth. We’re also available for unlimited texting and emails during pregnancy for more support.

What we can cover: Updates about your pregnancy or plans for birth, learning about your family’s values and goals, help preparing a birth plan (we can also review your preferences on [M]otherboard Birth, since all our clients receive free memberships to create a visual birth plan), answering your questions, preparation for bringing baby home, ideas for getting nursing off to a good start, and more.

Personalized, compassionate labor support

Worried about birthing in a hospital while healthcare professionals are under so much strain? Our care for laboring families fills in the gaps that care providers don’t cover during normal circumstances, much less during a global pandemic.

What virtual labor support looks like: Video chat, phone calls, and text messaging during labor to help you navigate your birth experience.

What we can cover: Comfort measures, labor positions (yes, even virtually!), tips to help your labor progress, ways to create a more cozy and comfortable environment (especially in a hospital setting), how to advocate for your wishes, how to understand what medical technology is available and why it may or may not be helpful for your birth, extra encouragement for you and your partner, and most importantly moral support and companionship as you move through your labor.


The extra support you need postpartum

Concerned about not having enough support after baby arrives? Virtual support with Marlee (an experienced postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and infant sleep consultant) will be a wonderful addition to your postpartum experience. Depending on your package, you will have weekly video chats with Marlee for your first 3 or 6 weeks postpartum to help you adjust to new parenthood as smoothly as possible.

What virtual postpartum support looks like: Weekly Zoom video chats with Marlee for the first 3 or 6 weeks postpartum depending on your package. Marlee is also open for unlimited email and text support during your package.

What we can cover: Lactation and feeding challenges (Marlee is a lactation counselor), reading your baby’s cues, baby sleep tips, postpartum healing tips and information, talking about mood and emotions as you move through your postpartum experience, navigating changing family dynamics, answering all your baby questions, and more.

You deserve the highest quality of care during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time. Our virtual birth doula support can bridge the gap, answer your questions, and relieve your anxiety in this difficult time.

"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it." -John H. Kennel, MD