Virtual Doula Services

STUDIES PROVE THAT WOMEN SUPPORTED BY A LABOR SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL DURING LABOR AND CHILDBIRTH REAP THESE BENEFITS:

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS:

  • Reduced levels of anxiety

  • Mother's have more positive reviews of their birth experience

  • Mothers have acute sensitivity toward their newborns

  • Mothers feel secure and have more confidence

  • Reduced incidences of postpartum depression

PHYSICAL BENEFITS:

  • 25% shorter labor

  • 50% reduction in cesarean rate

  • 60% reduction in epidural requests

  • 40% reduction in oxytocin use

  • 30% reduction in use of pain medications

  • 40% reduction in forceps delivery

The word doula (doo-lah) comes from the ancient Greek meaning "servant" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the 4th trimester.  

Regardless of the type of birth you are planning – medicated birth, unmedicated birth, surgical birth, vaginal birth after cesarean, waterbirth, hospital, home, or birth center birth – a doula is an invaluable, resourceful presence to have at your side, providing continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to you and your birth support team before, during, and after childbirth.

New in 2020 Virtual Doula

I am excited to announce that I will be offering Virtual Doula services. This is super exciting especially for people that are out of service area or someone that wants a more intimate birth experience and limited the number of people present.  


My Virtual Doula Services can help support, guide, and comfort you and your partner! I can help with information for your choices during labor and guide you during labor and birth.

Cost of Virtual Doula: $300.00

(payment plan available

Virtual Doula Includes

  • Free 30 Minute initial consultation via Skype, Facebook, or phone. 

  • 2 Prenatal meetings to discuss your options for during your pregnancy labor, birth, and postpartum via Skype, Facebook, or phone. 

  • Available via Phone or text from when you hire me until 2 weeks after your birth for questions regarding your labor or birth. 

  • Help with creating your birth plan

  • Phone or video support during labor for help with birth options, positioning, questions, deciding when to go to the hospital, support for your partner, help with positioning with your partner involved. 

  • 1 Postpartum meeting to discuss your birth story and answer any postpartum questions you may have via Skype, Facebook, or phone. 

  • Weekly video chat support sessions from 38 weeks until birth

  • 24/7 communication with your doulas

Phone call services include 

These services include help with your birth plan, discussing induction options, your birth environment...Just to name a few!

Services offered Separately 

This for people that would prefer to have a Doula to ask specific questions or to reference. These calls are for specific topics to be provided before the scheduled call so that I can be as prepared with evidence-based information prior to your call. I want to be able to answer your questions as thoroughly as possible. 

  • One 30 minutes call-$30

  • One 60 minute call-$55 (or can be two 30 minute calls)

  • Three 60 minutes calls-$165

What’s Involved with Virtual Birth Doula Support?

Tracie as your “doula in your pocket” supporting clients over Facetime or any social media platform. 

Prenatal support you can count on

Our virtual doula care includes regular private video chats during pregnancy to help you prepare for birth. We’re also available for unlimited texting and emails during pregnancy for more support.

What we can cover: Anything and everything, no question to small.  

Personalized, compassionate labor support

Worried about birthing in a hospital while healthcare professionals are under so much strain? Our care for laboring families fills in the gaps that care providers don’t cover during normal circumstances, much less during a global pandemic.

What virtual labor support looks like: Video chat, phone calls, and text messaging during labor to help you navigate your birth experience.

What we can cover: Comfort measures, labor positions (yes, even virtually!), tips to help your labor progress, ways to create a more cozy and comfortable environment (especially in a hospital setting), how to advocate for your wishes, how to understand what medical technology is available and why it may or may not be helpful for your birth, extra encouragement for you and your partner, and most importantly moral support and companionship as you move through your labor.

© 2019 by Tracie Brecka

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 Tracie Brecka

Birth Doula

Tel: 608-697-2066

Reedsburg, WI