My fee is a fair reflection of my extensive experience, skills and knowledge. Besides the often long and unpredictable hours, there are costs associated with being a professional doula. Some of these are monetary such as training, missing other work-shifts, association fees, parking and all the normal expenses related to self-employment. Other costs are not measurable, such as missed family events, being on-call (700+ hours), and recovery time from long births.
If rates for full doula care seem too high, you can still access some services & wisdom to be more prepared and supported through your birth.
- Labour Prep Class for Couples (mother and her partner and/or birth companion)
- Birth Plan Prep
- Prenatal Classes
- Placenta Encapsulation
- Contact me to set up consultations for specific topics
To understand doula fees, please see http://www.cordmama.com/blog/2015/3/23/why-doulas-are-expensive-and-why-youre-glad-they-are
If you have a partner who doesn’t understand paying for extra support, please see http://goodmenproject.com/families/new-dads-advice-just-hire-a-damn-doula-jrmk/
- We can set up a payment plan.
- Gift certificates for my services.
- Raise funds e.g. a collection-box at your baby-shower or Motherblessing, or ask people to contribute to your doula rather than buying other gifts.
- Find a less experienced doula, as they usually have lower fees. See The Doulas of Regina for a listing of local doulas.
- If there’s no way you can pay for birth support, check out the Doulas of Regina Relief Fund.