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Frequently Asked Questions
How many clients do you take a month?We take no more than 3 clients per month. That leaves room in the schedule for former clients who are having another baby and for last minute clients who suddenly find themselves in need of assistance from a Doula especially one of the few Black Atlanta Doulas. We work on a first-come, first-served basis. Your spot on our client calendar is not guaranteed until payment is received so don't delay in securing the support of our doula services. Please take note that the busiest time of the year is from August until December. Most babies are born in September so we are in high demand and stay booked throughout the holiday season.
Do you accept insurance? What payment methods doyou accept?No. It would be wonderful if your insurance provider covered our service fees, and we encourage you to file a claim with your insurance company. Earthside with Evonna Birth Services accepts credit card payments, offer monthly payment plans, and encourage you to submit your paid invoice, which contains our NPI and taxonomy codes, to your health insurance provider for potential reimbursement. We accept PayPal, cash, credit cards or personal check. We also have a flexible payment plan available!
When should I book doula services?Most clients book birth doula services around 20 weeks, although some book earlier and some book later. For clients needing to make payments, we recommend booking services as soon as possible as this allows you more time to make payments. Booking early also ensures you are on our calendar, and you have our support during pregnancy as well.
What's the difference between a Doula and midwife?Midwives are primary caregivers who make clinical decisions and give medical advice. Doulas are neither medically trained nor responsible for the medical well-being of mothers or babies. They are not the primary caregivers for their clients. They will meet with you prenatally to discuss your birth plans, and talk about the benefits and risks of common hospital procedures and interventions used during childbirth and provide other information so that you can make better decisions about your care.
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