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Sliding Scale Birth & Postpartum Doulas
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What is the Green Bottle Sliding Scale?

The top price on the scale is the actual cost of the doula service. If you choose a price below the top tier you are receiving a discount.

When you pay first tier (Full Bottle) ... know that your payment is matching the value of the services you’re receiving and you’re helping others access the same services who may not be able to otherwise.

The middle price is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying for this service may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create hardship.

When you pay second tier (Half Bottle) ... know that your payment is helping Community Doulas cover costs associated with providing care for you and your family.

The bottom price is for those who struggle to meet basic needs and paying for this service would still be a significant hardship.

When you pay third tier (Low Bottle) ... know that our agreement, no matter what amount you pay, is a way that our community supports each other and shares our gifts, passions, and missions!

The Pay-It-Forward price is a few bucks above the actual cost of the service and that extra money goes towards supporting scholarships as well as future free and low-cost services. Essentially it's an opportunity to not only enjoy your birth & postpartum, but also support your fellow community members while you're at it. Sweet!

We’ve personally experienced the varying fullness of our “bottles” at different points in life and we want you to feel totally comfortable choosing what is right for you. Our financial policies are about trust, economic justice, and acknowledging that people are more than their financial reality and that we don’t need to be ashamed to talk about money.

 

Support Birth will work with all clients to ensure that finances are not an obstacle to receiving the support you need for your pregnancy and birth.

Sliding scale adapted from Alexis J. Cunningfolk

* Basic Needs include food, housing, health care, and transportation.

 

** Expendable Income might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the movies or a concert, buy new clothes, books, and similar items each month, etc.

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