Birth Doula Clients
COVID-19 is changing the world around us very rapidly; from school and restaurant closures to social distancing and people advised to stay home. One thing that is not changing is that I am still here for you.
I am working diligently every day to stay up to date on the newest recommendations and the ever changing hospital policies.
What does this mean for you?
It means that I will continue to support you, but that support may look different that what we initially thought:
- I am increasingly washing and sanitizing my hands more.
- I have started to decrease my contact outside the home in several ways - consults have been over the phone, childbirth classes are now online through Zoom, my kids are home and not visiting with friends, my husband is working remotely as well. We are trying to make sure contact is as limited as possible so that I can remain healthy for you.
- Based on hospital guidelines, I may not be able to be present for your birth. I will continue to be able to support you through your birth via a phone call/text message and Skype. My personal recommendation if I am not allowed to be in the room is Skype. I am working on setting up a personal space in the house today where I will be able to teach and support. I can help you by recommending positions, demonstrating the positions for you, emotional support, talking to you while your partner is out of the room. Whether you have me on Skype with you for 6 hours or you call me 20 times to talk - the choice is yours.
- Postpartum support visits will be handled however you feel more comfortable. We can move to an online meeting and meals/care packages will be dropped off on your porch instead of me visiting with you and baby or we can do a home visit and I will wear a mask and use social distancing; this is to help you and baby stay healthy during this time.
To stay current on hospital guidelines for Labor & Delivery, check here.
Looking for a Doula?
Read more about how I have adjusted Stork Helpers support around COVId-19 and how I can still support you through my Virtual Doula Package or my standard Birth Doula Package for births later this year.