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Old 03-07-2012, 10:52 PM   #61
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That was what I was thinking I am hiring a Monitrice for $800
i'd prefer a monitrice as well, which is $800-$950. just about $100 more than a non midwife/student midwife doula...

seems worth it to me?

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:32 AM   #62
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Apparently I'm in the wrong business! I'm curious to how inflated they are up here in fort Mac!? Hmmmmm.
Fort mac <3 that's where I grew up. I'm in Calgary now.

She's in her final year of midwifery school so I believe she charges more because of that. I interviewed several people and she was the one I felt the most comfortable with. So that's worth the extra cost.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #63
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Here in NC the going rate seems to be $600.
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I live in Southern Cali, my doula has 2 yrs exp, and her rates are $400-$600 depending on what package you choose. I am on a tight budget so I chose the $400 which includes one prenatal, the birth, and phone/email postpartum...
That's exactly how I do it . I'm on the lower end compared to other doulas in SoCal. The average between the doulas I personally know is 700/800 but I also know some who charge 1500 & 1800. SoCal is a high cost area and expenses with running a doula business can be insane.
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Wow! I am working on my certification through doula and wish I had more pregnant ladies around! I was looking to charge $200 at most while training (mostly gas and parking expenses). I am expecting my 3rd soon but hope to attend some births after. I think experience is important but compatibility between family (mom) and doula is most important.
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Wow! I am working on my certification through doula and wish I had more pregnant ladies around! I was looking to charge $200 at most while training (mostly gas and parking expenses). I am expecting my 3rd soon but hope to attend some births after. I think experience is important but compatibility between family (mom) and doula is most important.
I agree! Just because a doula has attended 200 births doesn't mean she's a good doula/fit for every mom.
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