The doulas of Peninsula Birth Companions are available to work with expecting couples during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our work looks a bit different than it did before, given public health guidelines we all must follow to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities safe. However, the core of our work is emotional, informational, and physical support, and we stand ready to offer our services to you in whatever way we can.
Right now, that involves virtual prenatal, postpartum, and breastfeeding visits. Most hospitals are restricting labor support to one person, although we can in some cases provide support at home. If you are a second-time parent whose partner must stay home with your older child(ren), please contact us about the possibility of hospital support.
As the world has shifted radically over the last weeks and months, one thing is certain: uncertainty. This is a difficult time for all of us, and especially so for those expecting to give birth. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Whether or not you work with us in a labor support capacity, you can reach out specifically to
- Julie regarding virtual childbirth preparation and partner support education
- Audrey regarding breastfeeding support
- Eva regarding mental health/emotional concerns