Hi March Client!
I would like to set up a time for our postpartum visit so that we can visit and I can see again. I have some pictures from your birth as well that I'd like to bring. I am sure things have been hectic as you adjust to life with a little one, and I certainly understand that scheduling our visit is way down on your list! If you could let me know some dates and times in the next two weeks that work for you, we can set something up. [Perhaps suggest some possibilities]
If life is still too crazy and you'd like to wait a little longer before scheduling our postpartum visit, that is certainly ok; let me know when you are ready.
Thank you for the honor of attending your birth, it was wonderful. You have a balance due on your account of $$$ and you also have a book that you borrowed - The Thinking Women's Guide to a Better Birth. You can either pay this balance and return the book at our postpartum visit if you choose to schedule it now, or if you'd rather wait on the visit, can you please drop the check and the book in the mail to me sometime this week? Please let me know when you mail it out and I will let you know when I receive it.
Have a great week, and I hope you are all enjoying this spring weather and your beuatiful baby!
Sincerely Beth, the Compassionate Doula
I'd send it more like this. Then I would wait two weeks and send an invoice [no letter, perhaps a post-it attached, but just an invoice on your letterhead].
Sorry you are dealing with this.
Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.