What is a Virtual Doula?

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I'm very excited to announce that I have added Virtual Doula Care to my services!   

What in the world is a virtual doula? Being a virtual doula was created out of a need for women who may need remote, long distance, emotional support and doula care. It differs from my traditional services in that all prenatal and postpartum appointments are done either on the phone or using Skype or FaceTime. There is also not a hands-on component during your labor, though you can reach me by phone or text with questions during the birth and anytime during pregnancy. 


If you live in a rural  area or cannot otherwise access a doula for your birth, this option might be great for you. Virtually, we can still connect, and I can share knowledge and emotional support. I'm here via phone or text 24/7 helping you answer questions, create a birth plan, and otherwise prepare for your labor.  

There are many reasons virtual doula services may be a good fit for you. Maybe you like the idea of a doula but you and your family are very private and do not want someone in the room with you while birthing, however, you really want the prenatal support, education, planning, and assurance that a doula brings. With my virtual support, your birth will remain the intimate space you want, but you will have the preparation and educational assistance you need.

Virtual doula care is also a great options for mothers who have already had children, had uncomplicated births, and are looking for help with organizing birth and postpartum preparations and a knowledgeable, sympathetic ear for the more challenging aspects of pregnancy and birth.

And oh hey, maybe you would love to have me as your doula but you're not living in the Asheville area. I'm happy to work remotely, and as a great benefit, I offer a huge discount off my regular doula fees for virtual doula work! 


My Virtual Doula Services include: 

  • 1-3 prenatals by phone, FaceTime, or Skype
  • Assistance writing birth plan and postpartum plan
  • 24/7 phone and text support
  • Phone support during labor and delivery
  • 1 postpartum FaceTime or Skype consult
  • Herbal and aromatherapy support and reccomendations 


Do you think virtual doula services may be a good fit for you? I'm happy to help you decide and even recommend other options for you if not. If you'd like to learn more, please email me at info@marandabussanich.com. I'd love to chat with you!





Hi everyone! For my first blog post I just want to take a moment to express my gratitude towards my support system, my teachers, my clients, and my community. I am so thankful to everyone who has helped me refine my skills as a doula and encouraged me along this journey. I'm on a continual path of learning. I learn from my mentors, I learn from my birth and postpartum clients, and I learn from my children. I'm very grateful to live in the thriving community of Asheville, North Carolina, where I meet so many different people and am surrounded by diversity. 

I'm excited to see where my birth working adventure takes me. I'll be sharing information and some of my thoughts and experiences here in this blog. I look forward to connecting with you in the coming months!