Testimonial for Carling Sothoron

Carling was the perfect doula! She has an amazing energy that is both extremely peaceful but strong. This helps create a calm environment during birth but also provides the comfort of knowing you have a strong advocate. 

I had an unmedicated hospital birth. Carling’s knowledge of birth helped me determine when to go to the hospital, allowing me to labor at home longer.  She has a wonderful template for creating flexible birth wishes and offers her knowledge without judgement. During my labor, Carling noticed some of my birth wishes being ignored and gently empowered me to advocate for myself. Carling was able to suggest different positions and techniques to facilitate a comfortable labor. She explained what was going on when I was confused or concerned and checked to make sure that I was ok with everything that was happening. 

Carling’s calm energy during labor was infectious and it helped my husband and best friend be present, confident and supportive. After my baby was born, Carling suggested that my best friend cut the cord (my husband didn’t want to). This was such a wonderful moment for all of us. 

I needed some stitches after birth. While this was happening, Carling helped my baby latch. I am lucky to have had a wonderful breastfeeding experience and I think that Carling’s assistance in the first hour was instrumental. 

We love Carling!  If we do this again, we definitely want her with us. I am so grateful for the wisdom, kindness and love she has shared with us.

-Colleen

May 18, 2020

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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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