This is an opportunity to get to know eachother and discuss your preferences for birth and expectations from my role as your doula.
2 Virtual Prenatal Meetings
These 1.5 hour meetings take place on Zoom, Google Hangout, RingCentral or FaceTime . The first prenatal visit occurs around the 32nd week of pregnancy; the second around week 37. These visits are designed to dive deep into your desires for your birth, to unpack fears, to demystify anything that may be hindering your confidence. The goal is that by the end of these sessions, you will trust in your ability to birth and make the decisions right for you and your baby, and that I as your doula will have a deep understanding on how best to support you. Some of the topics we may go over are a birth plan, comfort measures, medical interventions, birth essentials, etc.
1 Virtual Postpartum Plan Meeting
This 1.5 hour virtual meeting occurs around week 38, and will focus on how best to prepare for the early postpartum period so that the transition to parenthood can be as smooth as possible. Some topics may include what to expect during this time of adjustment, breastfeeding discussion, baby/parents essentials, nourishing meal planning, resources, etc
Resources and Community Referrals
A vast amount of holistic maternity care providers are available in our community, ranging from midwives, OB’s, chiropractors, acupuncturists, to pelvic floor therapists and bodyworkers. Many offer virtual classes, webinars, and other support. Feel free to ask for a referral!
Postpartum Check in
During this 30 minute check-in, we will review your birthing experience and I will support you in any way you may need me, from breastfeeding to newborn care, and more.