Join Date: Nov 2003
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Two of my friends have worked with clients who have successfully been reimbursed by their health insurance for the services of postpartum doulas. One of their clients pursued reimbursement with her insurance because she has a cesarean birth and she successfully proved to them that the services of postpartum doula were more cost-effective than being hospitalized for postpartum infection. I do know that it was a long process.
I do not know of any of my birth doula friends who have had clients get reimbursed for their services.
Are you hoping to have a doula at your birth, Letia? Is the cost prohibiting you from looking into it? If so, I would say find a bunch of doulas and interview them and let them know what you can afford to pay them out of your pocket and if you need to do a payment plan or the like. From what I know of you from your posts here, a doula would be a great support for you at your birth.