Price of Services
Celebrated BIRTH's fee for doula care is $1,200. Please note: additional packages/discounts are available if you are a repeat client, have had a previous unmedicated birth, or are birthing at the NOVA Birth Center in Chantilly, VA. Contact me for more info! The first payment of half the contracted total is requested at contract signing and the
remaining balance is due at our postpartum visit. Alternative payment arrangements can be made if discussed and agreed upon. The comprehensive doula package includes:
- Two prenatal visits
- Unlimited phone and email support
- On-call availability starting two weeks prior to your due date through the birth of your baby
- Resource binder full of evidence-based research and tons of birth related material
- Use of a TENS machine if desired (more info about TENS below)
- Labor support on your BIRTH-day starting in your desired location
- Immediate postpartum and breastfeeding support
- One postpartum visit
Does Insurance Cover a Doula?
It is possible to pay
for your Celebrated BIRTH doula with your FSA (Flexible Savings
Account). Doula care is sometimes covered under medical insurance. A detailed invoice can be provided to submit to insurance.
What is a TENS machine?
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a small, hand held device that can be used to emit mild bursts of electricity through the skin. This non-invasive, safe tool helps stimulate the nerve fibers and can work to help block pain signals in labor. In 2009, the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed the TENS machine and concluded that "women should have the option of using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as a non-pharmacological method of pain management in labor." In their research, the found that many women, though not consistently, rated the onset of "labor pain" to be later than their non-TENS counterparts and the severity of their "labor pain" to be less.
"We felt very much supported by Mari. She was well prepared and
equipped, every time, with an open ear for any worries or questions.
Her aura is very balanced. Her calm and positive attitude felt so good
to us and our impression was, the nurses felt
the same way. Mostly, we appreciated that Mari never was in a rush.
We felt like the most important people. She is able to put herself in
other people's shoes and some times we felt like she could even
read our mind. That made our birth as relaxing and peaceful as it
have been. We thank Mari for her wonderful, loving support. We very
much hope, that if there's a second birth, she can be our doula
-Daniela & Thomas
"Mari is the best doula anyone could ever ask for! From day one, she
had answers to all my questions, doubts and specific needs. She made
our pregnancy an easy transition, and made our birth
experience one with no regrets. She provided
us with so much information and many facts that truly eased a lot of
insecurities and led us to feel comfortable in unfamiliar situations.
She was not just someone who supported us; she became someone
very dear to our family. She will make your birth experience the best
she can. Mari has a huge heart and will keep your wants and needs her
number one priority!"
-Alyssa & Jason