15Luxury Doulas Aren't "Garden Variety" Doulas
Historically, doulas have offered their services for any woman who wanted them. Believing the best choice was for a mother to have a choice in her labor, they took on working for very little money just to know they were making a change in the normal business of birth.
women who couldn't pay the minimal fee, which usually wasn't over $500, were offered free services, and women who paid the fee were offered doulas for the entirety of their births and in the hours right after. That meant doulas might spend hours away from their own families and homes to make around minimum wage depending on how long the birth lasted.
That was the norm, and many doulas feel it should still be. Luxury doulas are demanding compensation, and the doulas who are against the luxury movement don't agree with this mindset.