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July 7th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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as someone else mentioned you might be able to get a doula at a reduced cost, many states have a database of doulas willing to work for free or little cost. Many of them are still training but that means they have the newest information very fresh in their minds too so not a bad thing really. I would ask your birthing center if they know of anyone who is training who might work on a sliding fee scale, if not then ask them for any doula's information and then give them a call, once you reach them ask if they work on a sliding scale, tell them about the amount you'd be able to afford and if they can't help you ask them for a list of local doulas that may be able to help. Doulas usually work in a community base so that every mom can have a doula, they know they wont be the 'right' choice for every mama they meet so they keep a list handy of women who might be a better fit for the mamas that contact them. Often times doulas that don't even live near your city will have at least one contact for the city you do live in.
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