NYC Doula Collective Doula Services
The NYC Doula Collective offers six levels of labor doula services. Our doulas have shared ethical commitments and standards of professionalism and offer a consistent labor package for all families. Doulas in Tiers 1-4 have the support and guidance of an experienced labor doula serving as their mentor. Once hired, your doula will meet with you for one or two prenatal meetings where you can discuss your birthing preferences, prepare a birth plan, and practice positions and relaxation techniques. Your doula will provide unlimited phone and email contact throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period for questions and will be on call for you from week 37 of your pregnancy until your birth. Your doula will have phone contact with you during early labor and join you when you decide you would like them to, meeting you at your home, a birth center or the hospital depending on your preference. Your doula will attend your labor continuously, providing physical comfort, emotional support, and information to assist you in decision-making. Your doula will help your partner and/or any other support people, offering suggestions, information, assistance, and reassurance. Your doula will serve as a liaison between you and the staff—establishing rapport, reminding them of your preferences, and helping you ask questions so that you can have the information you need to make decisions.
Your doula will remain with you for at least one to two hours postpartum to assist with initiating breastfeeding and other early postpartum needs. Your doula will be available by phone and email to answer any questions you have during your postpartum time and to offer you referrals for other resources as needed. Your doula will provide one follow-up visit at the hospital or your home within the first weeks postpartum to review your birth experience, answer any questions you have, assist with breastfeeding or make appropriate referrals, and get feedback from you about your experience of working with them.
The NYC Doula Collective charges are based on a doula’s experience level. All of our doulas are trained and doulas from Tier Two and up have completed the requirements for certification through the organization they received their training. All of our doulas meet with clients for an informational meeting, free of charge, where you can ask them questions about their role and you both can gauge whether you are a good match for one another.
Please specify the experience level you are interested in your doula having:
Tier 1: 1-10 births, $400
Tier 2: 10-30 births, $800
Tier 3: 30-50, $1200
Tier 4: 50-75, $1500
Tier 5: 75-100, $1800
Tier 6: Over 100, $2000-$4000 – Our collective is proud to have some of the most experienced and trusted doulas in NYC. Our Tier 6 doulas represent a breadth and depth of experience that includes hundreds of births. Because of this variety, each Tier 6 Doula sets their own individual fee within the range agreed upon by the collective. If you are interested in hiring a Tier 6 doula, our referrals coordinator will connect you with our available doulas in this tier and each will communicate their fee to you.
Deposit payments can be made via credit card HERE.