Hello I'm Brandie & I live in mid-Michigan. I'm trying to get a feel for what other people are offering & what they are charging for when I start charging. I'm in the process of getting DONA certified doing my first couple of births (one done so far!). My first five or six will be free for training.
Right now I offer 3 before birth visits, the first meeting, on-call for the birth of course, and two pp visits. For four of the five home visits I make a healthy lunch and bring it the new mommy. I also do a cutesy little gift basket with wipes, a small package of diapers, & some baby cream & shampoo from a natural health store near by. On my next birth (I have already done the first two home visits with her) I am going to do my first placenta encapsulation. I have a little bit of training but not much, I know the basics but wont be doing a tincture or anything (thu I hope to learn that soon). I am also a certified massage therapist & a CNA which my last client loved (I didn't realize how much my training would help until it was actually time for the delivery).
So how much would I charge for that when I start charging? I have no idea! Their are no other DONA certified/trained doulas in a 30 mile radius of me & only one in a 60 mile radius so I really don't have much to compare it to. The going rate within my 60 mile radius (which is what I travel up to) is between $300-$650 but most of them are not certified.
What would or do you charge for:
-First meeting with info packet
-3 pre-natal visits
-2 post-natal visits with bf assistance/training
-placenta services (which will most likely be separate)
Sorry if that was long & thanks in advance for help!