What Doulas Do and Don't Do

What About Cost?

How much you will be charged for a doula will depend on the particular services you desire. For instance, birth doulas who provide two prenatal visits, support during labor, and two postpartum visits generally charge between $300 and $700. In general, postpartum doulas usually charge between $10 and $35 per hour.
 
You may also want to check with your insurance company. In some cases, your insurance may cover some of the costs for a doula. While the costs of using a doula may be high and not feasible for some people, the support and comfort they receive from the experience may be worth it in the end.
 

Personal Choice

The decision of whether to use a doula is an individual choice between a mom-to-be and her spouse or partner. Each woman's needs and desires for her childbirth experience will vary, depending on whom she wants in the room with her and her own personal needs and wishes.
 
While a doula may not be the best choice for everyone, it's definitely an option to at least explore. It may help to talk to some friends or someone who has had a doula for their delivery and postpartum experience. Only you and your partner know the type of experience you want to remember with the birth of your child. If you decide to use a doula, find someone who fits in with your goals and desires to help make your birthing experience one you will cherish.
 
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