I bet you would never have guessed in a million years that you would be preparing to give birth during a global health pandemic.
Despite the number that COVID-19 has done on our communities one fundamental truth remains…Your birth and baby will not wait for this to pass. There is no postponing your baby’s birth. You can’t pivot and birth virtually. And you definitely can’t social distance when it comes to your baby. So how do you adjust when it comes to being pregnant and postpartum during a pandemic?
Preparing for a new baby probably seems extremely overwhelming right now. I get it. Your original plans for family and friends to help out maybe look less and less likely. The resources in your community may look different now and may be much harder to find and access. Your plans for maternity leave seem hopeless now that you can work from home. Suddenly, what seemed like a simple postpartum plan, now seems damn near impossible. How will you survive with just yourself and your partner and no help from family?
First let’s take a moment to breathe and center. As a professional postpartum doula, I am here to help you thrive!
Postpartum support looks way different now and I have adjusted my services to reflect the changes you are experiencing. I am now providing one on one and group support virtually. This means you can have access to the knowledge and wisdom of a postpartum doula whenever works best for you from the comfort of your own home.
Here is a quick overview of what virtual postpartum support looks like with The Prima Doula:
- Postpartum Prep- postpartum education tailored to your needs. 2 hours of online education focusing on what to expect after birth plus the issues that are most important to you.
- Postpartum Planning – 1 hour of one on one postpartum planning where we will create a plan together that prioritizes your goals, needs and lifestyle as a new parent. The plan will also include action steps that you can start taking right away to get your mind, body and home ready for new parenthood.
- One on One Video Calls- Once your baby is born, we chat once a week or once a day whichever feels right for you. Show up as you are, where you are and get answers to all of your questions. Or just vent.