One of the amazing things we've learned through this quarantine is that the essence of midwifery care - the being 'with women' is still possible even when we can't do all of our in-person visits the same way.
We've learned how to do the bulk of our prenatal visits on Doxy.me - because so much of prenatal care is in the talking, the Q&A, the time spent getting to know one another. It's been fun to SEE our clients in their own home settings as we do this part of the appointment.
Consults have been virtual; answering emails and making contact remotely from our homes. Potential clients can watch our done-on-the-fly video tour and do a live Zoom meeting with the midwives to discuss your care and options.
We've even started an online birth community with our clients. Via Zoom we're having a weekly Community Meeting. In the beginning it was a way to get information on COVID and the continuously changing guidelines out to our clients. But things stabilized and it became a fun way to keep connected. Mom's who have birthed get to share their birth stories, we talk about all things pregnancy and birth and the women are getting to know each other in ways we've never experienced before.