Private Labor and Birth Doulas
Labor and Birth Doulas are highly trained in the psychology and physiology of birth. Your doctor or midwife is responsible for the medical aspects of your baby’s birth. The Labor and Birth Doula’s complete focus is on you, your family, and your birth experience. She will remain by your side through the entire birth experience, maintaining a continuity of care that is seldom achieved otherwise.
Cocoon Birth can help you find the doula who is perfect for your family. You can meet with our highly trained doulas privately to “interview” and find an appropriate match. Your doula will meet with you at least twice before going into labor to spend time getting to know you and your partner and learn about your vision for your birth. She will be an additional resource for you during your pregnancy. When in labor your doula will join you and stay with you until at least 2 hours postpartum. She will also schedule a postpartum visit with you. The cost for this option ranges depending upon the doula’s experience. The median cost for an experienced doula in Colorado is currently $700. Doulas are subcontractors and set their own rates based on experience and expertise.
Contact us today to take the first step toward hiring a doula to enhance your birth experience.
Mountain Midwifery Doula-In-Training Program
Doulas who attend our Advanced Practice Birth Support program are required to attend one birth at Mountain Midwifery Center as part of their training. This is a low-cost option for families wishing to access doula support. All of the doulas in this program have previous experience and/or training. Please contact us for further details or register here.
Mountain Midwifery On-Call Labor and Birth Doulas
Sometimes birth does not play out as planned ahead of time. At the birth center this can translate into risking out before going into labor, an unplanned transfer to the hospital during labor, or the need for additional support at home during a long labor. In order to provide you with complete continuity of care, an on-call doula program has been created to serve your needs. The cost for this option is $495, including registration fee. The initial $95 fee is due at the time of registration. This fee ensures a doula remains on call for you should you require her services. If a doula joins you in labor, the additional cost is $400.
While this may seem like an unplanned cost keep in mind that if you transfer care you will be receiving a refund from Mountain Midwifery and can use this to help pay for your doula support. If a doula is called in for you and you have not registered ahead of time the initial $95 payment can be made at your one week postpartum visit to the birth center.