If you would like the abundance of knowledge and support provided by a doula but would not like a doula present at your labor and birth, this is the option for you. A virtual doula or distance doula is a trained professional who provides continuous emotional and informational support to a family during the prenatal period. A virtual doula is for families who feel confident about not needing a doula on the day of birth or may prefer a more private birth experience.
One of the most vital steps to an empowering and magical birth experience is creating a birth plan. This plan states all of your wishes for labor, birth, and immediate postpartum. Creating this plan and sharing it with your loved ones, support system, and your medical team will help facilitate your ideal birth experience. A Postpartum Support Plan enables you to prepare for a smooth transition when adjusting to your new family dynamics in the first few weeks. Virtual Doulas provide unbiased information to help you and your partner in decision making when creating your postpartum support plan.