Virtual Doula Support
Virtual Doula support can take place via text, phone, WhatsApp and Zoom. At present we are unable to attend your birth in person due to Covid-19 for the following reasons:
To protect the health and safety of the parents, baby, health staff and doula.
Comply with NHS policies, protocol and guidelines.
Comply with emergency government legislation.
I currently work in a collective of Doulas called St. Albans Doulas and we can cover the UK with our online support and antenatal education packages.
We currently offer two ways to support you:
Package 1: Virtual Antenatal Support
We offer 5 antenatal sessions, each 60 minutes long via zoom. These sessions are evidence-based and tailored to your needs.
A Whatsapp Group for the four of us (you, your partner and two doulas) to keep in touch about day-to-day issues that may arise.
A copy of St Albans Doulas Evidence-Based Care e-book with links to articles which can help you to make informed decisions.
Five e-book’s covering the main areas of our teaching. These consolidate the learning and help you to be fully informed of your choices.
Two St.Albans Doulas Printables
Our virtual support continues up to 10 days before your due date.
Package 2: Virtual Birth Support
From 10 days until you have your baby, we are on-call so we are ready for you at a time when you need it. This means that our phones are on and we are available for your call 24/7.
As soon as you start labouring, we can be there for you at the end of the phone, text messaging or via zoom, reminding you of all the comfort measures and techniques we talked about in the antenatal sessions.
We can support your partner as they support you. Whilst at home, we can zoom in to talk to you both and help keep you calm on the way to the hospital.
In hospital, we can talk to your partner on the phone, text or zoom if wifi allows.
We can offer guidance if you are asked to make decisions that you don’t fully understand.
One Postnatal session via Zoom or telephone.