How can I afford a doula?

If you are in financial hardship you can apply for funding through the DoulaUK Access Fund or you can find out from your midwives if there are any local charities offering doula support.  Alternatively, consider telling your friends and family that you would appreciate a contribution towards the services of a Birth or Postnatal Doula.  The DoulaUK website offers vouchers which can be used to pay for doula services.  These would be a wonderful addition to your baby shower gift list: