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What is Virtual Postpartum Doula Care?




Traditionally, postpartum doulas have provided in-home care to families during the days and weeks following childbirth. This postpartum period can be overwhelming, filled with uncertainties, and marked by significant physical and emotional changes. For many families, the support of a postpartum doula is invaluable. (Read more about in-home postpartum doula care here.)


Unfortunately, not every family has access to postpartum doula support. So, the role of the postpartum doula has evolved to meet the changing needs of parents, giving rise to the concept of virtual postpartum doula care.


So, what exactly is virtual postpartum doula care?

Virtual postpartum doula care is a modern form of doula assistance that offers guidance, education, and emotional support to new parents in the comfort of their own homes through online platforms like video calls, messaging apps, and emails. Virtual support provides a flexible and accessible alternative for parents who may not have access to in-person doula services or prefer the convenience of remote assistance.


Here's how parents benefit from virtual postpartum doula care:


  1. Emotional Support: Transitioning into parenthood can evoke a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from joy and excitement to anxiety and uncertainty. A virtual postpartum doula offers a listening ear, a compassionate heart, and a wealth of knowledge to help parents navigate parenthood's emotional highs and lows.

  2. Breastfeeding Guidance: Breastfeeding can be challenging for many new mothers fraught with questions and concerns. Virtual doulas provide personalized support with breastfeeding techniques, latch issues, pumping, and milk supply concerns.

  3. Newborn Care Education: Caring for a newborn can be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. A virtual postpartum doula can offer practical advice on newborn care essentials such as feeding, sleep, soothing techniques, diapering, and bathing, empowering parents to feel confident in their caregiving abilities.

  4. Postpartum Recovery Assistance: The postpartum period is a time of healing and adjustment for new mothers, both physically and emotionally. A virtual postpartum doula can offer guidance on postpartum healing, self-care practices, managing discomfort, and recognizing signs of postpartum depression or anxiety.

  5. Practical Support: From meal planning and household organization to sibling adjustment and time management, a postpartum doula can provide tips and resources to help parents efficiently adjust to the demands of parenthood.


In essence, virtual postpartum doula care serves as a lifeline of guidance, education, and emotional support to new parents during the postpartum period. Postpartum doula care bridges the gap between distance and support, empowering parents and offering reassurance, knowledge, and peace of mind.


What kind of virtual postpartum care do I offer?

As a DONA-trained Postpartum Doula and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), I provide virtual postpartum support and breastfeeding assistance to new parents after their baby arrives. This support can be purchased as a single 1-hour session or a tiered monthly subscription package that supports parents for the first three months of their baby’s life. With the monthly subscription package, parents also receive unlimited email and text support from me.


My Virtual Postpartum Care includes…


Virtual Support Session

Each virtual support session is scheduled in advance, takes place over Zoom, and can last up to one hour. We discuss your choice of topics, such as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, newborn care, emotions, mental health, sleep, and postpartum recovery. I offer personalized advice based on your circumstances and encourage you to ask questions and seek clarification.



Unlimited Email and Text Support (For monthly subscribers)

I'm just a message away at all times. Whether you want to troubleshoot an issue, need reassurance, or want to share updates, I'm there for you. I will respond immediately if possible, and always within 12 hours.


Monthly Subscription Packages

Sign up for one of my monthly subscription packages to guarantee the support you need during the first three months of your baby's life. Each package lasts for 3 months and provides you with monthly virtual support sessions and unlimited email and text support, all included with your monthly fee.


Bronze Membership

With a Bronze Membership, parents get four monthly virtual support sessions and unlimited email and text support.


Silver Membership

With a Silver Membership, parents get six monthly virtual support sessions and unlimited email and text support.


Gold Membership

With a Gold Membership, parents get eight monthly virtual support sessions and unlimited email and text support.


Get the support you need

By choosing Virtual Postpartum Care, you get knowledgeable support tailored to your unique needs without needing in-home visits. I empower, inform, and support you through the critical early weeks of parenthood, no matter where you are.

Do you have questions or want to learn more? Send me an email or book a First Meeting with me!



 

 

 

 

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