Testimonial for Sarah Newton, CD(DONA), CPD (BAI)

We hired Sarah to be our overnight and daytime postpartum doula for 2-3 weeks following the birth of our first son. I wasn't really a baby person and had zero experience with kids, and did not have family nearby to help teach me, so I knew I would need help figureing out motherhood. Sarah was there the night we got home from the hospital. Her advice and support was absolutely critical for us- she taught me how to change a diaper, put together baby gear, how to use the Spectra pump, how to deal with clogged ducts, how to cut my baby's nails, and was always available to answer the million "is this normal??" questions I had. Our baby loved her. We loved her. Even our dog was ecstatic when she came to the door. She was like a magical fairy who would show up with lactation cookies when I needed them most, or have a great recipe idea to share.

We ended up working with her for four months! Even towards the end when she was only coming once a week as our baby started to sleep better, knowing that help was on the way got us through the week because we knew we could have one guarenteed night of amazing sleep each week. I literally would not have another baby if it meant Sarah couldn't be there again. We would count the hours until she was scheduled to come again. The mornings after her overnights, it was the color had come back into the world, because we actually got enough sleep. 

Having an overnight doula is an intimate experience. You need to be totally comfortable with someone seeing you at your most emotionally and physically vurnerable, and you are trusting them with your baby's life. There is nobody I would recommend more to fulfill this role. She helped give my son a great start in life and took care of him as she would her own child. 

-Jessica

February 06, 2021

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Birth Fee: $1700 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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Birth Fee: $1700 to $2200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

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