Why register for a doula?
We register for so many other things: wedding showers, baby showers - so why not register for a doula? Choosing to have a doula during your birth and the early postpartum period is truly a choice that cannot be quantified. Women who have had doulas report more satisfaction during their births and more confidence in their parenting. How can you really put a price tag on that? If you're willing to ask your friends and family to contribute to your crib, stroller, diapers, wipes and breast pump (which are all necessities to most of us), why wouldn't you ask them to contribute to the necessary luxury of having a compassionate and knowledgeable professional to support you during one of the most vulnerable and life-changing times in your life?
Why pay for a doula?
A qualified Birth Doula or Postpartum Doula is worth every penny she charges, and more. If she (or he...there are some "dude-las" out there!) sees herself as a professional, she is committed to this work full time and has invested a great deal of time and money into getting expert training and perfecting her craft. You shopped around and wanted to find the best doula for you; if she's good enough for you, she's good enough to earn her paycheck! As a professional, she is working to support herself and her family financially. So, before you consider asking for a discount or looking for a cheaper doula, consider getting creative so that you can pay her what she is worth!
How do you do a Doula Registry?
Use the card pictured in this blog post, or create your own! Print them out and include them in the invitations to your baby shower. If you are a client of ours, encourage your friends and family to Contact Tulsa Family Doulas with their donation and we can add it directly to your account!