doula services

Doula Prices

Doula Prices

Cost of a Doula

Positive Birth doulas are independent and their costs will vary. Some Doulas are able to work for lower fees, and in some cases, can offer their services for FREE. Please contact each doula individually to discuss what services they offer and how much they charge.

The average cost of a Postnatal Doula is between £10 and £15 per hour and most Doulas will have to be booked for a minimum of 2 hours per visit during the postnatal period.

The average cost of an Antenatal Doula is between £8 and £15 per hour. Pregnancy is a special time, but for some women it can feel particularly daunting. Doulas are able to provide a listening ear, share your concerns and worries and give you information which will enable you to make more informed choices about the birth you would like to aim for.

Birth Doulas usually charge a sum which will include all or most of the following services; the cost of this package can average £400 plus travelling expenses.

  • A free initial consultation at the mother’s home which will last up to one hour. There will be no obligation or pressure to hire the Doula just because you have met her
  • At least 2 home visits before the birth to help build an understanding relationship, discuss birth plan and provide information and emotional support
  • Use of inflatable birth pool - you will need to buy your own disposable liner (about £30)
  • Being contactable by phone and / or email
  • Being on call 24 hours a day for the 2 weeks before your due date and 2 weeks after
  • Attendance at the birth – a Doula will come to you when you feel labour has begun and you need her to be with you
  • 2 postnatal visits, each visit lasting up to 2 hours as requested
  • A written birth story for your baby within 6 weeks of the birth