Testimonial for Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt

My husband and I knew we liked Dawn from the first meeting. We liked her calm yet firm manner of speaking and it really came in handy in the throes of labor when I needed that calming and supportive voice but also someone who could sort of take control and make good suggestions in terms of positioning and whatnot.  

When I was going through labor, I found that all the "training" you received on different positions goes right out the window.  I couldn't think of anything except just making it through each contraction.  Dawn was a wonderful support to my husband and I because she was both present when we needed her to be (by guiding us through this crazy experience that neither of us knew what to do) but it's also such an intimate time with your partner that I equally remember the moments when it was just us (my husband and I) getting through this together, even through Dawn was there with us too.  


Dawn's experience was really instrumental when we just didn't know what was "normal" or not in the labor process and it was helpful for her to either validate that it was or go get the nurse when needed and explain what the nurse said in more easy-to-understand terms.  The nurse really only comes in every 30 minutes or so and there's a lot that's going on between those visits.  It was nice to have an expert who is with you the whole time.

Simply put: I couldn't recommend Dawn more strongly.  As a first time mother I couldn't have asked for better support or guidance.  In fact, we would like to use her again if we have a second one!  We had the best birthing experience possible and I think that Dawn was a big part of that.  

-Suzanne Sztul

August 11, 2020

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Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $40

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Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $40

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