Cost & Terms

Birth Doula Services

My fee for birth doula services as outlined on my services page is $700. Payment can be made in cash, check or via Pay Pal. If a check is NSF there will be an additional $35 fee, and no further checks will be accepted.

Upon signing the letter of agreement, 50% of the fee will be due. This is non-refundable unless circumstances as described in the termination clause are met.

The remaining balance is due by the 36th week of pregnancy or the second prenatal visit, whichever may come later.

Postpartum Doula Services

My fee for postpartum doula services is $30 an hour to be paid at the end of each week. These services should be scheduled a week (or more) in advance and be in two-hour increments. Payments can be made in same way as listed for the birth doula services.

If my costs are a concern, please reach out to me to discuss. I am flexible and really want all those that are interested in having a doula being able to afford one.

Insurance

I do not accept insurance payments, but will provide you with receipts that you may use to submit for insurance or HSA plans.

Responsibilities

Client Responsibilities

You understand that birth is a natural process, and in order for you to have the birth you desire, you must participate in the planning of and communicate openly. Communication should include any special needs, health issues, medical conditions, and emotional situations. Please update me on any medical procedures or hospital visits during your pregnancy and prenatal visits with care provider.

At the last postnatal visit, please return to me any items that I have loaned you for the preparation of your delivery. If they are damaged or lost, you would be responsible for paying the value of the item.

You give me permission to take notes pertaining to your pregnancy, delivery, postpartum period, and any prior birth experiences. I, or any backup doula that cares for you, may use this information. You understand that this information may be anonymously submitted for statistical data collection. You consent to such uses of your personal and medical information.

Doula Responsibilities

I will make every effort to provide the services described here. In the event of circumstances beyond my control, or your failure to contact me, no refund is due. If the failure is due to my error, there will be no charge and a refund will be issued. If a backup doula has served in my place there is no change in the fees.

Services Not Included

Clinical or medical tasks (such as blood pressure, fetal heart checks, and vaginal exams)

Making decisions for you (but will assist in providing the necessary information for you to make an informed decision)

Directing the clinical staff with your decisions (but will discuss your options with you or your partner)

Terminations of Services

You may terminate this agreement by notifying me in writing. You will forfeit any payments you have already issued to me at the time of the termination.

I may terminate this agreement at any time for personal medical or family emergencies. In this situation, you will be issued a refund. I may also terminate if you fail to keep your appointments, do not make timely payments or engage in behaviors (such as drug or alcohol abuse) that put you or your baby at risk. This type of termination will not receive a refund.