[Our doula] was amazing and supportive. Not sure how I would have managed without her help. She only came twice a week but knowing she was coming gave me sanity. She was so helpful at answering my questions that came up and helping with [our son] who was colickyish.
The benefits of the continuous support of a trained labor support person is well documented. Both low and high risk women have better outcomes when a doula is present.
In 2006 the Cochrane Review compiled multiple studies totaling 14 trials and involving more than 5000 women. The summary validated these findings about the continuous presence of a doula in labor:
- Reduced likelihood of medication for pain relief
- Reduced cesarean deliveries
- Reduced instrumental deliveries
- Higher Apgar scores for infants
- Reduction in labor duration
- Improved satisfaction
Our fee structure is developed to make our services accessible. We have sliding scale for any of our services. Call to discuss your budget and needs.
Standard fee for labor support packages range from $400-1500 depending on the experience of the doula.