Saturday, January 20, 2007

Doulas in the news

About once a week, some hometown newpaper interviews local doulas and does a (usually) nice story about them. This one out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana had this interesting tidbit:
While Indiana does not require doulas to be certified, the Starks say it is something they will look for in any doula they might hire for a subsequent birth. Fort Wayne area doulas charge $350-$500, depending on the extent of their role. In New York, the going rate is about $1,800, said Saalfrank, whose sister is also a doula and childbirth educator.
Wow, $1800 is the going rate for a midwife in many places.

1 comment:

Dylan, pre and perinatal psychology said...

Wow. I always wondered about the cost of Doulas these days...

Thanks for this blog - I look forward to reading more!