Who are we?
We are a group of passionate, dedicated professional doulas who offer educational, emotional and physical support to women in need and their families before, during, and after the birth of a baby.
Birth doulas are associated with shorter and less complicated labors, fewer requests for pain medications, lower incidence of cesarean birth, greater satisfaction with birth experience, and more involvement from birth partner.
Postpartum doulas provide greater self-confidence for new parents, higher rates of breastfeeding success, lower incidence of postpartum depression, and stronger family bonding.
The Accessible Birth Connection was created as a way to provide families from ALL walks of life with access to a doula. We believe that receiving educational, physical and emotional support from a doula is a key ingredient to building strong and connected families.
We are happy to serve families that meet any of the following criteria:
- Are low income
- Qualify for Medicaid
- Qualify for CHP+
- Are under 18
- Have other circumstances that make it impossible to pay the full fee
How much does it cost?
We feel it is important for each family to pay something to the doula in recognition of the valuable services they are receiving. In Colorado, full labor doula fees range from about $700 – $1200 or more, depending on the doulas experience and what services are included. However, the ABC program is built around a shared approach to payment in order to reach families who may not have the financial means to pay full fees. Families who qualify for the ABC program pay what they can (usually between 25% – 75% of a doulas typical fee.) The actual amount varies and is determined between each family and doula. ABC Doulas agree to receive less than their regular full fee and the CDA/ABC subsidizes a small portion of the doula fees (as funding allows).
If your circumstances meet the criteria please complete the application below. Once our ABC Coordinator has reviewed your application, you will be contacted with further details and instructions on how to connect with ABC doulas.