I am your Virtual Birth Coach, my new courses are in response to the new government guidelines. I will be now offering my services online and virtual rather than face to face. This includes all Hypnobirthing, Doula support.
Virtual Birth Coach
The good news is you will get to stay in the comfort of your home! Whilst we learn via Zoom where possible, Courses include:
✅Your own Virtual Birth Coach
✅I will, of course, notify all my clients that are booked in for this week and beyond.
Many of my clients are pregnant and the guidance is for pregnant women to avoid non-essential contact. We, however, know that attending classes and being supported are hugely beneficial both mentally and emotionally.
You can use my booking form so I can start supporting as your virtual birth coach on your journey to parenthood.
I am able to facilitate your journey virtually.
A little bit about me
My name is Erika Townend and I have over 6 years of birth professional knowledge and consistent 5/5 Google Reviews.
I have many more years supporting parents as a Birth and Postnatal Doula.
There is so much information to take on board during pregnancy and birth. I am able to skilfully equip parents to navigate the myriad choices they are presented.
Therefore, parents can embark on their journey confident and positive. Ready to experience the best birth possible on the day.
To find out more about me click here.
Hopefully, this situation will resolve itself swiftly and easily and in the meantime look after yourselves by eating well and staying grounded.
P.s this is the advice from the advice about coronavirus and pregnancy from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Guidance for all pregnant women
Q. What effect does coronavirus have on pregnant women?
Generally, pregnant women do not appear to be more likely to be seriously unwell than other healthy adults if they develop the new coronavirus. It is expected the large majority of pregnant women will experience only mild or moderate cold/flu-like symptoms.
More severe symptoms such as pneumonia, seem to be appear to be more common in older people, those with weakened immune systems or long-term conditions. As yet, there is no evidence that pregnant women who get this infection are more at risk of serious complications than any other healthy individuals.
If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 you should use the NHS 111 online service for information, or NHS 24 if in Scotland. If you develop more severe symptoms or your recovery is delayed, this may be a sign that you are developing a more significant chest infection that requires specialised care. Our advice remains that if you feel your symptoms are worsening or if you are not getting better you should contact your maternity care team or use the NHS 111 online service / NHS 24 for further information and advice.
Q. What effect will coronavirus have on my baby if I am diagnosed with the infection?
As this is a very new virus we are just beginning to learn about it. There is no evidence to suggest an increased risk of miscarriage.
Initial reports from China showed no evidence of the virus passing from the mother to the baby during pregnancy or birth (vertical transmission). However, on the 26 March, new information was published: in one case from Wuhan, there is stronger evidence that vertical transmission may have occurred. This clearly requires further investigation and the RCOG is carefully monitoring all evidence as it is produced. It is important to emphasise that in all reported cases of newborn babies developing coronavirus very soon after birth, the baby was well.
Given current evidence, it is considered unlikely that if you have the virus it would cause problems with the baby’s development, and none have been observed currently.
Some babies born to women with symptoms of coronavirus in China have been born prematurely. It is unclear whether coronavirus caused early labour, or whether it was recommended that the baby was born early in order to preserve the mother’s health.
The UK is conducting near-real-time surveillance (observation) of all women who develop COVID-19 during pregnancy and their newborn babies, through well-established systems already used by all maternity units. We will update our information if and as soon as there is any change in the evidence.