Cost of a Birth Doula

Cost of a Birth Doula

Truly, this is what you are paying for. Presence. A birth doula is ready to join you and your family for your birth at any time of day or night. Birth doulas answer your email, your text, your phone call, your question. We are here for you.

Until insurance and Medicaid catch up to the amazing work that parents and birth doulas have been doing together for the last thirty years, we appreciate clients' partnership in navigating this ever evolving market. Humans have been supporting each other at birth for as long as we have been giving birth. But professional labor support is rather new in the long view of things! Controversies and uncertainties over fees, whether doula services are a luxury or should be accessible to all, even at a doula's expense, whether we should charge extra for longer births, or charge less for precipitous labors, what to charge as we gain experience--all of these discussions are just evidence of our profession's ever evolving growth and push towards legitimacy. Just like in pregnancy and postpartum, there is sure to be uncertainty, questions and discussions as we evolve and grow. Thank you for walking this path with us, as we walk your path with you.

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Welcome to Richmond Doulas!

Welcome to Richmond Doulas!

Who will be with you on the day that your baby is born? Who will be part of your village in those first tender days and weeks postpartum? These are the questions that Richmond Doulas want to help you answer. You know the saying: it takes a village. It certainly takes a small community to build a supportive group of people to help mother a mother and navigate through the newborn period.

I’m so pleased to be kicking off what will be a wonderful series of weekly topics for both birth workers and families. As the blog progresses there will be birth stories, opinion pieces, event highlights, and many other topics of interest. Stay tuned so you don’t miss anything!

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