Virtual Doulas

Our doulas provide personalized services no matter where you are — that includes virtually! Chicago Birthworks Collective can accommodate you if you need your birth package services to be exclusively virtual.

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What is a virtual doula?

Our doulas provide personalized services no matter where you are — that includes virtually! Chicago Birthworks Collective can accommodate you if you need your birth package services to be exclusively virtual. They can offer well-documented prenatal and postpartum check-ins via phone or video calls, support you through labor via text messages, phone calls, and video chats and provide online education, including lactation consultations.

What virtual services can doulas do?

  • Preliminary calls.

  • Prenatal check-ins.

  • On-call support from your doula anytime day or night. 

  • Create birth and postpartum plans.

  • Online breastfeeding education.

  • Ongoing, on-demand labor and birth support.

  • Communicate with your birthing partner.

  • Virtual postpartum sessions. 

  • Virtual lactation support.

Plus, our doulas offer the following exclusive Chicago Birthworks Collective virtual services:

  • Welcome gift shipped to your home.

  • Digital educational materials. 

  • Chicago Birthwork Collective's book, “The Black Girl's Labor Guide.”

  • One-year membership to the Virtual Birth Village, an online support system of melanated mamas!

What are the benefits of a virtual doula?

  • Having a virtual doula offers the same benefits as an in-person doula, no matter where you live! While we are based in Chicago, we are thrilled to be able to reach Black women preparing for birth all over the country because we know how important it is to have someone in your corner who understands the unique struggles we face. In the age of COVID-19, virtual doulas are an excellent option for hospitals or birthing centers with restricted policies around labor teams. 

  • Individual benefits of a virtual doula include a source for emotional support, knowledgeable preparation and postpartum care. Your doula will empower you to advocate for yourself if she can’t be there with you in person, whether that’s with your medical team, your family or your partner. Having a doula on your side has been proven to improve birth outcomes for the baby and health outcomes for mamas.

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