Testimonial for Carling Sothoron

I knew when the time came to be pregnant that I would want to have an unmedicated birth. My husband really thought that I would change my mind as the time came closer. However, that did not happen. A close friend had suggested that I look into having a doula present during the birth. I was open to the idea but unsure about having a stranger in the room. I was worried that I would not be comfortable and what it they did not get along with my husband, doctors etc.

After meeting with a few different doulas, I knew Carling would be the perfect match for my husband and me. I could tell she would be approachable, calming, strong and encouraging which I was looking for since this was my first pregnancy. I needed someone who would offer their knowledge without being over bearing and supportive of my decisions without zero judgement. Carling was absolutely that person.
During our first prenatal visit, Carling had handouts which were so helpfully for me to understand the labor process and willing to answer all the questions my husband and I had about natural childbirth. For the second prenatal visit, she taught us physical techniques to help with labor pain so I could have the un-medicated birth I wanted. My husband was so appreciative that she took the time to allow us to practice the techniques and made him feel a part of the process.

When the time came to meet us at the hospital, Carling was there within the hour. She was extremely supportive of not only me but my husband too. She encouraged my husband to take care of himself by getting some food, rest etc. which he could do knowing that I was not alone. I was so appreciative that they both could provide the comfort measures that I needed. Carling was always a step ahead of offering the perfect suggestions of interventions, positions etc. My husband and I both agree that could not have gone through the labor process without her! She's unbelievable doula, and we cannot recommend her enough!!

-Kirsten Davin-Boone

January 13, 2019

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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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Updated 4/15/2024

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