I strongly believe that every person who wants to have a doula should be able to have one. I understand that there are lots of aspects to consider when thinking about your ideal birth and postpartum experience. Paying for a doula along with a crib, carseat, childbirth education and other baby/new parent accoutrements can get expensive! If you are in need, I am willing to work with you to find a payment option that works for you and your family. Here are some of the options I offer.
I offer discounts for families choosing home birth or birth center birth, especially because these families are often paying more out of pocket. I also occasionally offer other discounts or specials on combinations of services…check out my Facebook page to see if any are running right now. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this discount.
I offer discounted rates to families who might not be able to afford a birth doula, postpartum doula or placenta encapsulation. The discount is offered on a case-by-case basis. Contact me at email@example.com if you’d like to discuss a sliding scale.
After an initial deposit, we can work together to make a monthly or bimonthly payment plan that fits your budget and lifestyle. I’m totally open to payment in installments, as long as we have an agreement in writing.
Family & Friends Contributions
I can assist you in setting up a site so your friends and family can contribute towards your supported birth or postpartum. Put a doula on your registry, and ask friends and family to contribute what they can. No amount is too small!
Baby Shower Gifts
Birth or postpartum doula services and placenta encapsulation make great shower gifts. Postpartum support can be purchased by the hour or as a package of at least three hours. Ask me about gift certificates!
It is possible to apply for insurance reimbursement for doula services from your insurance company, although reimbursement is not guaranteed. Cigna and Aetna both allow for doula services in their HSA and other insurance companies/providers can, too. I can work with you if you want to get reimbursed or use HSA money to pay for doula services.
Barter & Trade
I am open to trade or barter for some services. Please feel free to inquire if you have a good or service you are interested in offering.