2020 was supposed to be the year I started taking clients in our new home. I was (and am!) so excited about learning about the community and supporting families in their birth journeys in North Idaho. And I will. But like so much, the Coronavirus has derailed my timeline a bit.
I know many doulas are offering virtual services and we are all working to make sure you have the support you need in these unusual times (I HATE that phrase!). Over the years I’ve found some resources that I highly recommend to my clients as options when in-person experiences didn’t work for them. I wanted to bring those resources to the forefront for my readers again.
First is The Ultimate Breastfeeding Class by Milkology. This was a great class before and it’s a great class now. Nothing can beat in person support. It just can’t. But this class will give you a firm foundation as you prepare for your baby. When you are ready, The Ultimate Back to Work Pumping Class by Milkology will help you prepare as you make that transition.
For those looking for a comprehensive childbirth education class, Birth Boot Camp is a solid option. I’ve had the privilege of working with Birth Boot Camp moms and instructors in the past and their program provides excellent preparation. They also have the unique perspective of being one of the first programs designed to be remote with their main audience being military families preparing for birth separated.
For you moms on the other side of childbirth, finding you could use some assistance with recovery in your core and pelvic floor, you can’t go wrong with The Tummy Team. The Tummy Team ran an in person clinic in Camas, WA until this spring. With the shutdown, they have opted to move completely online. They offer courses for a variety of conditions not just Diastasis Recti so common after pregnancy. This may offer you another option to still get the assistance with recovery you may need.
Finally, my friend and AMAAAAAAZING newborn photographer that I worked with when we lived in Indiana, has put together this course Photographing Your Newborn Baby. That newborn shoot is really out of the question right now and may be for sometime for families with additional risk factors. Leah’s course can help you make the most of that newborn time and capture precious memories on your own.
This is what I have for you today. I’ll update this list as I find more great resources! If you are looking for doula support in the North Idaho area, keep me in mind!
For full disclosure these are affiliate links where I am make a percentage when you make purchases. I am careful to only promote resources that I feel are worth your time.
Adina Nelson, CD(DONA)
I am a birth & postpartum doula and chlidbirth educator practicing in North Idaho.
She was there every step of the way for me and my husband...I thank Adina for everything she helped us with. She truly is a special person and we will be forever grateful for her! ~Erin