Testimonial for Sarah Booten

I had my last baby (a girl!!) with Sarah. 

It was really important to me to have a doula who understands how past trauma can impact labor and delivery- especially when the trauma is sexual in nature. 

Sarah was incredible.  She understood how my trauma could resurface and she we talked about it as well as ways to head it off and deal with it.  She also helped my husband understand so he would not be hurt or upset if I got upset.  This was very very important- as I did have a hard time with trauma rearing its ugly head, and if he and I had not been aware of the possiblilty- this could have been terrible.  Instead, Sarah empowered me and my husband to own this process, feel through it, engage with it and grow. 

Sarah was also instrumental in helping me advocate with the nursing/medical staff.  As someone with ptsd- being confident to stand up for myself and my new family was terrifying.  Sarah stood by me and helped ensure my wishes were respected and my needs met.  

Initally, even the thought of breastfeeding nauseated me.  Sarah said that either way she would support me, but encouraged me to try- knowing that if I was not okay with it- I could stop immediately. Thanks to her reassurance, patience, and guidance I was able to breastfeed my daughter for nearly a year. 

I would recommend Sarah to anyone- especially someone in need of a trauma informed doula 

-liz

December 07, 2020

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Sarah Booten

Life Span Doula Services

Birth Fee: $1200 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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Updated 4/21/2024

Birth Fee: $1200 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $45 to $55

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