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How much did you pay for a doula?

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kysmom642

Asked by kysmom642 at 5:38 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I wouldn't... I prefer a doctor.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I have a doctor..lol
    kysmom642

    Comment by kysmom642 (original poster) at 5:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I was going to be alone in labor and a doula volunteered to be with me. I would expect to pay $500.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:40 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • That is how much I thought too. I am suppose to talk to her tonight and I don't want to be surprised.
    kysmom642

    Comment by kysmom642 (original poster) at 5:42 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • A doula is a trained woman that helps you through labor. She doesn't deliver the baby. Often the doctor comes for the last 30 min. of labor and collects thousands. Having a doula reduces the need for drugs and c-sections and increases breastfeeding success.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:42 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • some hospitals have volunteer doulas, you can have a doula and a dr its not a midwife
    Kre10

    Answer by Kre10 at 5:53 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I had a midwife and she didnt push meds the way the doctor I had with my son.
    CullenLover

    Answer by CullenLover at 5:54 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • I have had a Doula for my last two births. I have paid her $250 for my first and $200 this time.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 7:07 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Oh that would be wonderful!!
    kysmom642

    Comment by kysmom642 (original poster) at 7:13 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • So you pay someone $500 to be in the delivery room with you? I haven't heard of these before. What kind of service does she provide?
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:46 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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