Molly Murray - Birth, Life, and Business Doula
''I can't afford a doula. How can I set myself up for success in my birth without the added support?''
Hey everyone! I recently wrote a blog post titled, ''Are Doulas worth the investment? Yes. Here are 5 reasons why.'' (you can read this post here). It's been very well recieved, with many people saying, ''Yes! 100% Doulas are worth the investment!''
I love that so many people are in agreement.
But I have to tell you, I realize that I am coming from a place of privilege and in that post, assuming that whoever is reading HAS the funds, they just don't know if a doula is worth the investment.
Here's where I let you in on little/big secret: I could not afford a doula!
Every family that I talk with is asking themselves and one another the same question,
Are doulas really worth the investment?
Several months ago, I wrote a blog post about the cost of doulas in Cincinnati (which you can read here).
Today, I want to follow up this post up with 5 reasons why doulas are absolutely worth the investment! Of course, I'm a doula, so you could say that I'm more than a little biased... but that's okay! I've also given birth three times and utilized doulas for the last two births and wish I had for my first!
Read on to find my reasons why hiring a doula is worth the investment...
Disclaimer: This blog post is just a teeny tiny sliver into all of the resources and options available to you. Even still, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Use what you need now...and save the rest for later.
Sometimes we get lost in our screens; consuming link after link, boatloads of information...and pretty soon, we end up with what I once heard dubbed ''Information Constipation'' where we have consumed so much information that we're up all stopped up. Lol!
I intend this post to be one that you bookmark and come back to throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
As always, if you know of anyone who is looking for a birth or postpartum doula or just needs to talk through their options, please send them my way! I appreciate your referrals.
Cincinnati Mother, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Founder of the Cincinnati Birth and Parenting Network.