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Sliding Scale

My self-selecting sliding scale pricing options provide multiple access points to the services and care I offer. I also offer payment plans to split up the cost of my packages.

The highest cost reflects the true cost of the service. Below shows information on how to gauge where on the sliding scale you may fall, based on financial privilege and financial experience. For example, if you are looking to access my Postpartum Healing Package and you fall in the Solidarity range you may pay $385, if you fall in the Sustainer range you may pay $585 and in the Supporter range, you would pay $785 and might additionally choose to pay-it-forward and donate towards supporting the future care of someone who needs financial support to access my services.

Please be mindful that if you purchase a package at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.

 

When I am paid fairly, I am able to invest more time and resources to share free and lower-cost offerings. Additionally, if you would like to ask friends and family to support you in accessing doula support they can purchase a Gift Certificate towards the cost of my services.

If finance is a barrier please email me so we can discuss other options - especially if you are part of the QTIBIPOC community.

Solidarity

This is a good range to choose if:

  • I frequently stress about meeting basic needs + don’t always achieve them*

  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs*

  • I rent a lower-end flat/property or have unstable housing

  • I do not have a car or access to a car

  • I am unemployed or underemployed

  • I qualify for government assistance

  • I have no access to savings

  • I have no or very limited expendable income**

  • I rarely buy new items because I’m unable to afford them

  • I cannot afford a vacation or to take time off without financial burden

Sustainer

This is a good range to choose if:

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them*

  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit my attainment of basic needs*

  • I rent a mid-level flat/property and have stable housing

  • I own or lease a car

  • I am employed

  • I might have access to financial savings

  • I have expendable income**

  • I am able to buy some new items and thrift others

  • I take a vacation annually or every few years without financial burden

Supporter

This is a good range to choose if:

  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs*

  • I may have some debt but it doesn’t prohibit the attainment of basic needs*

  • I own my home or property OR I rent a higher-end property

  • I own a car

  • I am employed OR I do not need to work to meet my needs

  • I have access to savings

  • I have expendable income**

  • I can afford to buy new items

  • I can afford an annual vacation or to take time off work

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Terminology:

*Basic needs: access to food, safety, shelter/housing, privacy and transportation

**Expendable income: might mean you’re able to buy a coffee from a café, go to the cinema, buy new clothes, books etc

 

“The sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc.” Alexis J. Cunningfolk

This sliding scale model is adapted from The Green Bottle by Alexis J. Cunningfolk

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