When we can't be physically together, Virtual Doula care
We find ourselves in a changeable health crisis, and in-person Doula support may not be an option at your chosen place of birth. Whether you want additional support for your birth partner or you just aren't sure you want an extra person in your birth space, Virtual Doula support may be right for you.
COUNT ON VIRTUAL BIRTH SUPPORT WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST
You know you want the support of a Birth Doula, but with COVID, in-person support just might not be possible, or comfortable for you. Not to worry, all of Arielle's services are offered virtually, from Prenatal Consultations, to continuous Birth Support, and Postpartum Check-ins. All the support you need, virtually.
During our virtual Prenatal Sessions, Arielle will guide the conversations you and your partner or family members are having, helping you uncover the possibility this experience holds for you. She will walk you through the physiological process of birth and the intricate interplay of hormones. Building on your own instincts and inner wisdom, Prenatal Sessions will encourage trust in your birthing ability.
And with trust, comes the knowledge that hard work is ahead. So, together you will explore coping skills, for you and your partner, build your coping toolbox and determine your own coping style. Finally, with a focus on your birth preferences, we will discuss how medical interventions can be solutions, helping you achieve your birth goals.
Standard Services for all Birth Doula packages include:
Phone/text/email support during your childbearing year
On-call for your labor from 37 weeks
Weekly check-ins from 37 weeks
Continuous labor support
Immediate breastfeeding support at birth
Emotional support and resources for your fourth trimester
24/7 access to our exclusive Reproductive Health Library for your childbearing year
Need a little more support? Select from a variety of Add-on services to round out your birth support and feel confident about your birthing plan. Inquire about these Add-on services during our Initial Conversation and learn how your pregnancy and birth experience may benefit from these services.
Add-on services include:
Additional Prenatal Sessions. These might be appropriate if you are seeking a VBAC or if you have with a history of trauma that may affect your birth experience.
TENS unit rental for your exclusive use during your labor. I provide a TENS unit when I attend your labor, however this gives you unlimited use and access to a labor-specific TENS unit from 36 weeks through your birth to help you get through any aches and pains in those last weeks, as well as immediately when your birth begins.
Childbirth and Newborn Education Intensive. In addition to our prenatal sessions, which focus on preparing for your birth goals, these education sessions are a great supplement to your information gathering. Why not do your childbirth and newborn education with your Doula?
24-hour post birth breastfeeding support session. Once you have had a few chances to practice nursing together, this session 24-hours following your birth supports you and your baby on your breastfeeding journey. With a visit to you in the hospital or at your home, get the support and encouragement from your trusted Doula.
Additional Postpartum Sessions. These might be appropriate if you do not have family in the area, are first time parents and feel unsure of how to best care for your baby, or just need a little extra TLC during the first few weeks, in lieu of working with a separate Postpartum Doula.
Arielle was an indispensable presence during the birth of my son. She helped me remain as calm as I could be and assisted me with exercises to help with the pain since I wanted to delay getting an epidural. Prior to the birth and after, she checked in to see how I was doing and was quick to respond to any questions I had. I highly recommend hiring her as your birth doula!
Jacqueline, birthed 2021
Proudly serving families in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2016
Arielle offers comprehensive Doula Services from preconception through postpartum. All families are welcome and deserving, no discrimination is made. We hope to walk on this journey with you.
Our services are offered in the following cities and surrounding regions of Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties: Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, San Rafael, Novato, Marin, Napa, Sonoma.