Here at The Doula Foundation, we are so proud of our team for responding immediately to the challenges presented to our families by the COVID-19 crisis. Our doulas have the expertise, training, and experience to rise to the occasion when the unexpected becomes reality. After all, what is more unpredictable than childbirth?
Just last week, our doulas and staff arranged to move our weekly in-person yoga and childbirth classes to virtual delivery. Upon learning that diapers and wipes were becoming hard to find, we arranged a drive-up diaper pickup for our families in conjunction with donations with our neighbor and partner, Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. As important visitor restrictions were introduced at hospitals, one of our doulas supported a family via video chat to ensure that her critical expertise and encouragement was still available to the birthing mom and her support person. On a daily basis we are offering phone support to mothers who need a helping hand (and an ear to listen!)
These are just a few examples of the numerous ways The Doula Foundation is adapting day-by-day as new challenges arise. We are so blessed and grateful for the adaptability of our team!