During Labor and Delivery:
Most first time labors usually last 16 hours or more, rather than the few hours you may be imagining/hoping for. The longest continuous time I've spent providing labor support is 42 hours. Therefore, I limit the number of clients that I take so as to avoid birth conflicts and due to my other family commitments.
I only take a maximum of 2 private clients per month. To be fair to everyone, I DO NOT consider myself booked until I have received both a signed contract and retainer fee.
A code for doulas in the United States has been approved and defined by the National Uniform Claim Committee. This code went into effect as of October 1, 2009 for services rendered after that date. AGROwing Belly, LLC has been approved by the committee, and upon payment in full, clients will receive a statement with the appropriate code to apply for reimbursement from your medical insurance company. Please check with your provider to see if doula services are covered under your agreement. Some insurance companies will reimburse you for service, and some will not. You can talk with to your insurance company to find out if they cover labor support or doula services. I will be happy to assist you with this process.
My fee for the services described here are to be paid as follows:
|$100.00 due as a retainer fee when you select me to be your doula.
|$400.00 due when you reach the 34-36th week of pregnancy
|$400.00 due 30 days after the birth or at the postpartum meeting.
I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Credit card payments are accepted through Paypal or Google Wallet, however a 3% convenience charge may apply. I also now accept credit card payments via Square. I am happy to work with you to accept flexible payments and will work with you to accommodate your financial needs. Bartering has been accepted in the past too!
Once every 2-3 years, I take on a student doula. If you can't afford the aforementioned fees, please contact me. I'll be happy to either assist you in working with my student doula or assist you in finding a student doula currently in the certification process. I frequently know of local area doulas who are currently working on their own doula certification and I will be happy to introduce them to you. You will be helping them on their journey to becoming a doula and they will help you with the birth of your baby - it's a win/win!
I will make every effort to provide the services described herein.
AGROwing Belly, LLC.
(Formerly LDS Doula Service)
Lauren Dawson Agro, CD(DONA)
applicable through 7/31/2015
Lauren at agrowingbelly.com
from a person who is present
solely to provide support,
is not a member of the woman’s
social network, is experienced
in providing labor support,
and has at least a modest
amount of training,
appears to be most beneficial."
~ The Cochrane Report