Birth Doula Fee

Jessica is currently on maternity leave, and not attending births.

Julie is available from March 2016 on currently. 
Doula Fee :


Julie has her NPI # and help you file with your Insurance Company. Please see Insurance Reimbursement in the menu for current information.

The first half of the payment is for prenatal informational support, being on call, and securing a spot on our calendar. The second half of the payment is for the birth and postpartum support.

The fee for labor is $900. We ask a deposit of $175 with Letter of Agreement (Doula contract) for securing a spot on my calendar. In addition to this non-refundable $175, we ask that $275 more to cover half the fee before the birth. Another option is to just pay half the fee before the birth. The other half ($450) is due within two weeks of the birth. We are open to a payment plan or other flexible payment options, including concrete, defined exchanges of services or possible sliding scale adjustments for special situations.

$175 from beginning, as deposit
$275 more before the birth
$450 within two weeks after the birth

$900 total

This fee includes:

  • Over 10 years of Doula Experience in the Triangle
  • Access to Extensive Lending Library
  • Unlimited Phone and Email Consultation
  • Referral List for Community Resources
  • Birth Preference (Plan) Consultation
  • A 1 Prenatal Visit, with option for 2nd Prenatal Visit
  • A 30 minute Prenatal Reiki Session (optional)
  • A Full Month of being on call, plus birth Doula Support for Preterm Labor and Births  (34wks-37wks births happen)
  • A Back-up Doula Group to better insure Doula Support, 
  • Invitation to the Back-up Doula monthly meeting
  • Prenatal Informational & Emotional Support
  • Unconditional Labor and Birth Support
  • Immediate Postpartum Breastfeeding Support in your Labor room and Postpartum room
  • Birth Photography with your camera
  • A Breastfeeding Visit for Basic Support and Evaluation once home with 2-4 days pp
  • A Postpartum Visit
  • A Reduced Priced IBCLC Visit for Breastfeeding Challenges should they arise, Lactation Support Services by Jessica Altemara IBCLC
  • A Invitation to the Yearly Blissful Births Potluck at a Triangle Area Lake

We also offer many packages that include doula services at a reduced rate.