Paying for a product or service that will improve your health and well-being should never feel like a luxury or put a strain on your finances. In an ideal world, good food, healthcare, and self-care practices would be accessible to all regardless of cost. This would require a complete paradigm shift with regards to the way we view our labor and the nature of work, and how we exchange our labor and work for pay. Until then, we will have to pay for the care we need and deserve.
My packages are all-inclusive. This means that I do not increase or deduct from the investment on the grounds that you may or may not want an option or service I provide. We are not trading dollars for hours or services rendered. Instead, we are participating in a mutually beneficial agreement that delivers benefits, value, and transformation that you would not otherwise experience on your own.
That said, my fees reflect the continuous investment I make in myself, which includes, but is not limited to, continuing education and training, self-study, personal development, self-care, and securing my livelihood.
Should you decide to work with me, I invite you to invest at the level that will stretch, but not stress you. You should be able to cover the cost of working with me within six months’ or less at no more than 5% of your monthly disposable income.
If you don’t have a clear understanding of where you are financially, I invite you to complete the income worksheet, which will help you see what’s coming in, what’s going out, and what you’re left with at the end of the month.
Click here to download the income worksheet
If you find that my fees are out of reach, and you still want to work with me, here’s what you can do:
- Do you have a baby registry? Add cash to the list, and let your network know that they can contribute towards your doula payments
- Is your birth being covered by your health insurance? Call your insurance company and ask them if they cover doulas and find out what that process is and let me know OR Let your OB/GYN or midwife know that you’d like to work with a doula for your birth and postpartum, and ask if they’d be willing to bring me on as a contract hire. They may be able and open to paying me part of the investment if they can bill insurance, with you covering the rest.
- Do you know of any other expecting families in need of a doula? I would be happy to create a “community doula” option for three to five expectants, in which we would create an investment and payment structure that benefits all of us
- What skills do you have that you can monetize? Are you the best kept secret when it comes to baking? Are you crafty? Tech savvy? What kind of side hustle can you create to generate the income you need to pay for a doula and beyond?
- How else could you be more creative?