Help! How can I afford a doula?
One of the things I hear most often is, "I really want a doula, but I just can't afford it." I get that. Money is tight for many people; especially when a baby is on the way. Doulas constantly struggle with whether or not to discount our fees, or even waive our fees entirely. We want so much to provide doula services to every woman who wants them, but we also have to make a living. We incur expenses with every birth in the form of fuel, materials, meals, childcare, parking, e