It’s 2021 the world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how doula support is delivered and you may well find yourself navigating birth choices you weren’t expecting to make when you first thought about having a baby.
The good news is that whatever Tier or lockdown scenario we find ourselves in, doulas, and I, are still here, able and willing to support you. In most cases face to face support is still possible but there is an increasing body of anecdotal evidence that digital or distance doula support is as effective and transformative as face to face. I am flexible, adaptable and responsive to your needs in any circumstance, whilst maintaining good Covid-19 protection protocols.
A Word about Money & How to Pay Me
I know that at this time, when you’re about to expand your family, money is a significant consideration, and that at first glance, hiring a doula can seem like an extravagance you don’t really need. That of course is your prerogative, and if you’ve read about the benefits I can bring to your pregnancy, birth and post-natal journey and you still think that, then our paths are not meant to cross, and I thank you wholeheartedly for your interest thus far.
However, if you are feeling the need of my support and money is still an issue for you, let’s break that old English taboo of not talking about it and talk about it! I am happy to negotiate payment plans, accept Doula UK Gift vouchers and in some cases can provide my services at a discount, I am also open to skills exchanges as payment to the same value, if you, your partner, or members of your family are able to offer a professional service that I am in need of. Please don’t let money be the reason you don’t contact me.
On the other hand, if you have benefitted from my services and have money that you could donate to enable birthing people less financially fortunate to also benefit from my support, I do have a Ko-fi page where you can donate any amount of money you are able to, which will help me to support more women in need.
When it comes to paying me, I prefer bank transfers but can accept cheques, cash or Doula UK Gift Vouchers details of which can be found here: https//doula.org.uk/product/doula-gift-voucher/
A deposit is payable when we sign contracts to confirm your place in my diary and work schedule. Services that are conducted by the hour are paid/invoiced (less the deposit) weekly as they are worked.
The payment balance for ante-natal support packages is due at the date I go on call for you, although a payment plan can be negotiated if you would rather pay in smaller chunks.
Scenarios where payment is not due and cancellation options will be detailed in our contract.