If you didn’t see it when it aired originally, go check it out — pretty good! I didn’t particularly like how they had the cost of a doula ($200-$800), non-refundable by most insurance companies, sounding like such a big negative. I know it’s a big chunk of change out of pocket, but it is important to realize what you get for your money. In fact, if a doula can help you avoid unnecessary interventions (like an epidural or a C-section), you may easily recoup your cost by having lower out-of-pocket costs from your hospital stay (unless you have a set price regardless of what happens; but most people pay a percentage of all costs), and as I pointed out in this recent post, a percentage of all costs associated with an epidural and/or a C-section may easily be more than the cost of a doula which can help avoid all that.
Posted on June 3, 2009 by Kathy