What’s a Doula to Do in the Shadow of Covid-19?
As hospitals work to keep the number of people entering laboring & delivery units to a minimum, many doulas are asked to provide care at a distance. I have written this guideline for When Birth Doulas Must Provide Labor Support at a Distance (click here) to help doulas navigate this new territory. It shares over 100 specific tips on providing “virtual” labor support.
I share more helpful tips in this podcast on TheBirthGeeks with the extraordinary Robin Elise Weiss and me discussing Being a Virtual Doula (click here).
For those of you who provide Postpartum Doula support, in this podcast DONA past-president, Ann Grauer shares ideas for providing post partum support virtually (click here).
And – a few words of encouragement to you as a doula from me…
Click these links for short videos on How to Be a Virtual Doula
- Click here for my free 2 minute video on verbal encouragement tips during a contraction.
- Here’s another free 1 minute video I made using different words when you provide labor support virtually.
- Managing your feelings when providing support virtually (click here) 1 minute video
- The Nest: On the day of birth, how to prepare yourself to attend (click here) 1 minute video
- The Doula in a Box Door Delivery Drop-offs
What’s a Doula to Do
after their Birth Doula Workshop?
After each Birth Doula Workshop, you are invited to return for free small group sessions with me. I also provide additional direct mentorship through an active on-line group, texting and phone calls.
I can also direct you to Doula Support Groups in Marin, the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area.
For doulas outside of the Bay Area, I can guide you to additional support through DONA.
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Information on my DONA Birth Doula Workshop (click here).