What do Doulas Charge?
Don’t let fees keep you from having the birth experience you and your baby deserve!
Research shows that doula care improves birth outcomes.
How much do doulas cost?
Fees for Doula services on the North Island range between $800 and $1200 depending on experience, certifications, or unique expertise/services included. Most Doulas work on a sliding scale or will negotiate payment plans. Some “certifying” doulas may offer low-cost options in exchange for evaluations. It is worth having a conversation with a few of us before you decide.
*A Birth Doula package may include:
– A free introductory information session
– 2 prenatal and 2 postnatal visits
– Attendance/support during entire home or hospital birth
“When choosing a Doula, the right personality match can be more important than any other factor so we encourage you to interview a few of us before making your decision.”
Do my medical benefits cover doula fees?
*Some extended medical plans will cover certified doula care. Inquire with your plan.
*If you (or your partner) self identify as Aboriginal, there may be resources available to help pay for doula care. See BCAAFC and First Nations Health Authority Grant for information and contact BCAAFC doula program
For all other individual quotes/fees, please contact your choice of Doulas from the list below.
PLEASE VISIT OUR ‘MEET THE DOULAS‘ PAGE
*PS: We agree! Doula care should be covered under BC medical or medical benefits packages! To help this happen, we need more people to write to our MLAs and Benefits Providers to let them know the difference this service can make to mothers’, babies’, and families’ well-being.
Most postpartum doulas work on an hourly basis – average rates in BC are $25-$35 hr, with some doulas offering special rates for overnight care but speak with your doula and post-partum doulas about what arrangements can meet your needs.
BIRTH DOULA SERVICES and POSTPARTUM DOULA CARE ARE EXCELLENT BABY SHOWER GIFT IDEAS!
Comox Valley Doulas