What You Need to Know About the Pros and Cons of Virtual Postpartum Support
Due to COVID-19, many doulas and new parents don't feel safe to or can't interface with each other in real life. But thanks to COVID-19, there is an opportunity for a new choice in postpartum care. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Video calls allow for a vital connection between doulas and new parents. There are even some real perks to going virtual!
Of course, the drawback to virtual support, is the hands-on assistance that doesn't take place. While I can't wait for the day that I can once again work safely in my clients' homes - holding babies so parents can shower or nap, preparing food for a hungry mom or helping with baby's first bath - my clients and I are thankful that this indispensable connection is available.
Until then, we're left to navigate this new world differently. Luckily, we have the technology to do it in an authentic way, warts and all. It's not ideal for most of us. And we're doing the best we can. Like new parents around the world, we need to adapt to our changing reality. There's comfort in knowing we're not alone. We don't have to do it alone either. Help is just a click away.
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