Testimonial for Carling Sothoron

Carling Sothoron was my Doula in May 2017. My husband and I were having our first child and our midwife suggested getting a Doula for our pregnancy/birth. We sifted through a few profiles of local Doulas, when we came across Carling's she seemed kind and open to many different families. When we met Carling for the first time we were about four months along in our pregnancy, Carling had a warm and calming energy about her that made my husband and I feel very comfortable around her. We continued to get to know eachother throughout the pregnancy- we even did brunch! We always felt more of a friendship with Carling than a professonal relation. Carling was aware of our previous pregnancy loss and made sure to check in with us to assess our emotional well being as this pregnancy progressed. We really appreciated how she was able to comfortably talk to us about our feelings associated with the current pregnancy. It was important for her to know that this felt like a healing experience for us. I felt like she was on that journey with us and empowering us every step of the way. When I went into labor Carling was the calm guiding energy that my husband and I needed, she knew our wishes and was an advocate for us both. Carling had many helpful positioning suggestions, physical counterpoint techniques (so great for back labor!) and relaxation prompts during contractions that she used- I credit her that I was able to remain calm for so long.  She tirelessly was by my side the entire time, her presence made a world of differene.  My husband told me the next day that he was SO glad that she was there because he would take cues from her when he felt he didn't know what to do for me.  The birth of my sweet daughter was so peaceful and everything that I wanted it to be.  I can't thank my birth team enough. I'd book Carling in a heartbeat for my next birth if she were available, she is exactly the guidance any woman in labor deserves. -Alexandra Francik

-Alexandra Francik

May 24, 2017

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Carling Sothoron

Chesapeake Birth

Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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