Testimonial for Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt

I cannot begin to express how positive my birth experience was with Dawn and how thankful I am for having her by my side for my first VBAC! I gave birth to my second son in July just as rules started to ease up in the hospital regarding COVID-19 and being able to have a doula present. I automatically felt at ease with Dawn during our zoom interview and knew she would be the person I needed to help keep me calm throughout labor and help me achieve a VBAC after a negative birthing experience the first time around. 

Dawn arrived to my house at 2AM when I thought i needed to go to the hopsital - she helped support me in whichever way I felt worked for me and even encouraged me to go rest a little until it was time to actually go to the hospital. She was so respectful of my time and space and was happy to hang out and help me in whichever way worked best for me at the time.

Throughout the entire time at the hospital (24 plus hours!) Dawn was attentive and by my side as my coach and support to let me know that I was doing a great job and really pushed me to keep going when I was too exhausted to even think or stand up anymore! I want to express that the reason I loved having Dawn with me was that she really allowed me to relax and I knew that she was on board to help me in any way I needed during the entire birthing process. Whether I needed words of inspiration or a back massage or physical support to get me through a contraction or if I just needed quiet time by myself to not talk to anyone - Dawn was supportive, calm and relaxed the entire time and knew exactly when to jump in to help. 

I greatly appreciated the advice she gave during the entire time at the hospital (debating whether I should have my water broken, Vbac etc... her advice was always spot on and helped me achieve my VBAC! Hiring Dawn was really the best decision I could have made! 

-Melanie W

September 30, 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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