You’re scheduling for a 30 minute free consultation with The Saye Birth Doula. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your birth wishes. Please bring any questions and concerns or aha moments you would like to share about your pregnancy journey.
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What areas do you travel to for birth and postpartum doula work?
The areas I service as a birth doula has to be within a 1hour and 30 min driving range from Philadelphia, PA. (i.e Philadelphia and surrounding PA areas; Delaware; New Jersey; Please Inquirer with your location Maryland: Inquirer with your location)
The areas I service as a daytime postpartum doula has to be within an 30 mile radius from 19120. (i.e Philadelphia, PA; Abington, PA; or Jenkintown, PA; Glenside, PA; Cheltenham, and Delaware county: King of Prussia Ardmore, PA)
For locations outside of a 50 mile radius, my services can be contracted but travel fees and accommodation may be applied to the total
Are Midwives the same as a birth doula?
Midwives are trained medical professionals who specialize in individual care for the pregnant person. They can perform prenatal test, checkups, and administer pain medication in low risk healthy pregnancies. If medical complications occur during labor midwives work with obstetricians to decide whether your care needs a different approach. Midwives are found in home birth, birth centers, and hospitals. They provide non-intervention birth and low intervention birth. Doula attend the birth as a emotional and physical support they are not stand ins for midwives. You should hire a doula whether birthing with a midwife or obstetrician.
How can I afford to pay for birth doula services?
Doula’s should be accessible to everyone regardless of income. Having a baby is a big life event that can lead to many expenses. Saving in advance is a good way to stash funds away to cover your doula. If saving is not possible please consider the following things you can do to afford a doula.
– Birth doula expenses qualify for reimbursement from your FSA(financial Saving Account) or HSA (Health saving account)
– Collect donations from friends and family
– List doula as a gift on your baby shower registry, wedding registry and holiday gift list
– Some employers are expanding their coverage to include doula so reach out to your HR department
– Dove Black Birth Equity Fund a grant provided to help pay for a birth doula
– Ask about sliding scale and payment plans
– Educating yourself on the benefits of doula services also helps you feel better about the cost
Birth doula services are currently offered at $1200-$1400. There are options to el carte services schedule a consultation for package information
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