A Growing Belly, LLC
Happily Assisting at the Following Birth Locations:

 

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • Carroll County General Hospital

  • Frederick Memorial Hospital

  • Frederick Birth Center

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center

  • Howard County General Hospital

  • Johns Hopkins Bayview

  • Mercy Medical Center

  • Sinai Hospital

  • Special Beginnings Birth Center

  • St. Agnes Hospital

  • Univ. of MD St. Joseph Medical Ctr.

  • University of MD Medical Ctr.

  • Your Home!

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Birth Doula Fees

 

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 82 hours. Therefore, I limit the number of clients that I take so as to avoid conflicts.

 

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.

 

Insurance

 

At this time, DONA International has informed us that we are no longer able to bill through insurance. I appologize for this inconvenience.

 

I am, however, able to accept Medical Flexible Spending Cards via Square.

My fee for the services described here are to be paid as follows:

 

$200.00 due as a retainer fee when you return your signed contract and select me to be your doula. 

$500.00 due at the 32nd week of pregnancy 

$500.00 due at the 38th week of pregnancy

 

Total: $1200

 

I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Credit card payments are accepted through Paypal, however a 4% convenience charge will 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.

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Travel fees: For clients living outside of a 40 mile service area, there will be an additional $25 per visit travel charge.

Refund Policy

 

I make every effort to provide the services described above, however:

  • If I fail to attend your birth due to my error and am unable to provide a backup doula, there will be no charge for my services beyond the retainer fee, which covers the cost of the prenatal visit(s), handouts, and my “on-call” availability.

  • If it is due to circumstances beyond anyone's control (for example, natural catastrophic events or an extremely rapid labor), there will be no charge for my services beyond the retainer fee. 

  • If it is due to your failure to call me, you will owe me, the agreed upon full fee for service.

  • Other situations may apply. See your contract for details. All services abide by terms set within the signed contract.