Virtual Doula Service is available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. You can have professional on-call support during pregnancy and labor - by text, phone, & video - whereever you live or plan to birth!

Birth work has been my calling since the late 1990s. I've passionately pursued "all things birth" for 20 years now! Having supported 300+ families as of mid-2019, I’m one of the most experienced birth doulas in Middle TN. To learn more about my doula work, visit my original Birth Doula support page.

The COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Pandemic has rapidly changed the access families have to in-person birth support. But I've been prepping for this all along. Video chats became a regular part of my prenatal support a few years ago, simply because many of those conversations don't require physical contact. I enjoy being able to see my clients when we talk. It's surprisingly different than a regular phone call. It's also nice to stay home in my jammies. #introvert

Now you can get 100% online support from a Professional Birth Doula no matter where you live, no matter where you are birthing, no matter what the visitor policy. A few years ago, I adapted my services to be *mostly* online and now as demand has increased, I am offering a completely virtual / distance support option.

ALL consultations and support with this Virtual Doula service occur via Phone, Text, Email, and Zoom Video Conferencing. There are no in-person visits and I will not be physically present during your labor and birth.

This means I can support you even if you live in another state!

Your investment includes:

OPTION ONE: EXPRESS

$800

  • Phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • 1 Birth planning consultation via video/phone (2-3 hours)
  • Labor and birth support via phone, text, email or Zoom (24/7 on-call availability)
  • 1 postpartum consultation to review your birth and check in on your adjustment (2 hours)
  • On-call availability from 37-42 weeks
  • Flat fee for support (no overtime costs)
  • Assistance by phone during pre-labor and early labor
  • Partner support & instruction (including dad, friends, other family members)
  • Non-pharmacological comfort measures
  • Tips for maintaining a positive birthing environment
  • Reminders of birthing positions
  • Explanation of risks/benefits of common interventions
  • Self-advocacy reinforcement (helping you speak up for yourself)
  • Emotional encouragement
  • Review and processing of your birth experience up to 1 year postpartum
  • Birth notes / timeline when possible
OPTION TWO: ALL-INCLUSIVE

$1200

  • Phone, text and email support throughout pregnancy
  • Access to Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Prenatal Visits online resources
  • Access to Spinning Babies Daily Essentials online video
  • Instructon on using Spinning Babies 3 Sisters techniques
  • 3 birth planning consultations via video/phone (2-3 hours)
  • Labor and birth support via phone, text, email or Zoom (24/7 on-call availability)
  • 1 postpartum consultations to review your birth and check in on your adjustment (2 hours)
  • On-call availability from 37-42 weeks
  • Share local and online resources as needed
  • Flat fee for support (no overtime costs)
  • Assistance by phone during pre-labor and early labor
  • Partner support & instruction (including dad, friends, other family members)
  • Non-pharmacological comfort measures
  • Tips for maintaining a positive birthing environment
  • Reminders of birthing positions
  • Explanation of risks/benefits of common interventions
  • Self-advocacy reinforcement (helping you speak up for yourself)
  • Emotional encouragement
  • Review and processing of your birth experience up to 1 year postpartum
  • Unlimited text, email, and phone support for 6 weeks after your birth
  • Birth notes / timeline when possible

"I had the not uncommon desire to want to do it all and be it all (as it relates to support) for my wife throughout the labor process. However, it didn’t take long for me to realize the huge value our doula Heidi Duncan had. There was simply no way that I could have done everything on my own that we were able to accomplish together for my wife." Trevor

As a BONUS, families are granted access to the Evidence Based Birth® Savvy Birth Online parents dashboard, an online resource exclusive to clients of EBB Instructors.

Explore the Savvy Birth 101 class on 6 steps to getting evidence based care, learn all about how to prepare a Birth Plan, and access the full PDF library of EBB Signature Articles and 1-page summaries. We'll discuss this content in our prenatal visits.

Virtual Birth Doula clients also receive a $100 discount on the 6-week Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class!

"Heidi was hands down the best part of my home birth! I didn't have a doula with my first baby, but I would never birth without one again! Heidi helped me work through contractions, gave me wonderful advice on how to make the most of my contractions and stay comfortable, and most importantly she advocated for me when I needed it most! She was a solid, cool and collected, and just immeasurably knowledgeable part of my birth experience!" Lauren

Save $$$ on Virtual Doula Support with code DOULAMATCH!