The awkward part of our meeting and conversation can be when you would like to know what I charge for supporting you. Some doulas speak of a 'package' and have a cost for that package, which includes certain set things. I do not work in this way and prefer to get to know you and find out what you and your partner need and want. Having said that, I do aim to charge for my time and my experience. I do a good job of supporting you and expect to be paid for that. I do not however have a 'set' fee. If I did, I would exclude people who could not afford that top figure. Instead, I will lay out what you pay for below:
Antenatal visits & support inc. Talking Mats - £150 38-42 weeks exclusive on call 28days x £15/day - £420 Birth support - £250 Postnatal support and debrief visits - £180 Total £1000
Additional options: Birth pool and equipment hire £120 Mother Blessing ceremony £80 Belly cast £50 Active Birth preparation (3 hour session) £100
AND ALL OF THIS IS NEGOTIABLE. Not the support, but what you pay for it. I am able to offer a sliding scale for those who would like my support but for whom the cost is too great. Please do not hesitate to ask for this.