Originally Posted by blueyes178
Hi- Does anyone know what to expect to pay a doula to work with you that is not licensed yet, or if to pay them at all? They would be using me as a birth to get their license.
any feedback, especially from doulas would be GREAT!
Doulas in the process of getting certified (it is not licensing) are not necessarily inexperienced, but need some simple paper work filled out by you and your care provider.
Unless you are on Medicaid or in truly dire financial situation a doula expects to be paid for their work.
In NYC doulas using your birth for certification charge apx $200-$400. Some more.
I was already working for 16 years as a doula before I became certified, I charged my regular rate and the client was happy to tick off some boxes on the form for me.
If the doula is choosing not to charge, you pay her at least $100. (or more) for her incidentals to be at your birth.