This is a tricky question that I get asked by many clients and families. At this time most insurances do not cover a doula. However there ARE a couple of ways your insurance MAY cover a doula, and even childbirth classes! FSA/HSA If you currently use either a Health Savings Account or Flexible Savings Account, … Continue reading Does Your Insurance Cover Doula or Childbirth Education Services?
You're pregnant, congrats! You know you want a doula a part of your birth team. Great! You have taken some time to contact a few local doulas, to set up an interview. Which, should always be at no cost to you, whether you meet in person or chat over the phone. What now? Having a … Continue reading Interviewing Birth Doulas? 10 Questions to Ask Them.
There are so many ways a partner or support person can help mom in early labor. As a doula I encourage these to the mother's partner in our birth plan session. As their partner, you are their number one support person, and it's important that you too prepare in pregnancy. Here are some really good … Continue reading How Can You, the Partner, Help Her In Early Labor?
It was a year ago this month, that a single post on Facebook from a friend led me to where I am today in my career. She had just given birth to her surrogate child, and shared an intimate photo of her and her husband with a caption that included thanks to her husband and … Continue reading How To Become A Doula