Testimonial for Sarah Newton, CD(DONA), CPD (BAI)

My husband and I decided very late in the pregnancy (36 weeks) that we wanted the support of a doula to help us achieve our goal of a natural, drug free birth and our birthing class instructor recommended Sarah. Being so close to my due date, Sarah emailed questions about our birthing preferences prior to our scheduled prenatal visit in case I went into labor before then and she reviewed my birth plan. I’m so glad Sarah thought to do this because I delivered before that visit! During early labor at home Sarah stayed in close contact via text and phone. She offered to come to our home, but we didn’t feel we needed help yet. When we went to the hospital we called Sarah and she arrived shortly afterward. She was a very calming presence during labor. She helped my husband with massage and relaxation techniques, giving him a much needed break as labor lasted a long time. She also helped by encouraging me through the process. She used acupressure points to try and speed labor and offered suggestions on position changes. When a long labor, with a lack of progression and exhaustion led me to rethink an epidural, Sarah was very supportive and helped us talk through our options. She assured me that even though labor wasn’t going as I had hoped I would be ok. I received the epidural, as I was worried I may not have endurance for pushing if I wasn't able to rest. This was the best decision for us and Sarah supported us throughout the process. We were grateful to have her there. When it was time to push Sarah was helpful in coaching me with breathing and pushing. My husband was happy to have Sarah taking pictures, so that he could be fully engaged in the delivery process and her pictures were wonderful. Postpartum she kept in touch to make sure we were adjusting to parenthood and that our little girl was doing ok with breastfeeding. Sarah was so helpful, caring, friendly and professional. Choosing Sarah as our doula was one of the best decisions we made.

-Jessica Agee

December 18, 2017

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Birth Fee: $1700 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Birth Fee: $1700 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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