Testimonial for Sarah Gotlund

I cannot imagine going through the labor and delivery for Baby 2 without Sarah. Like with my first, my water broke before labor started. Sarah met us at the hospital and stayed the night with us. The next morning, when labor still hadn’t started, the doctor recommended I start on Pitocin. For context, I was on pitocin for about 30 hours with my 2018 baby. This time around, things went much more quickly. 

Within 2 hours of being on pitocin, the contractions were intense, and I was 6cm dilated. At that point, I asked for an epidural. The nurse put in the call, but mentioned the doctor was with another patient. In the end, the anesthesiologist was delayed for over an hour. I knew I was in transition and was starting the panic that I wouldn’t get the epidural in time. Reader, I did not get the epidural in time. Sarah kept reminding me that it would be over soon, because either the doctor or the baby would arrive! 

In my 2018 delivery, Sarah’s support was mostly emotional. She empowered me to hold out for the vaginal delivery that I wanted. This time, she still provided emotional support, telling me I could do it when I doubted myself. I really didn’t think I could do it, but Sarah kept reminding me that I *was* doing it. On top of the emotional support, she gave such amazing physical support. Those hip squeezes were crucial this time around as I labored without an epidural. And Sarah’s expertise as a lactation consultant also came in handy when we initiated breastfeeding after the baby was born. 

Sarah is super conscientious about COVID-19 protocols. We felt very safe having her in the hospital with us and our newborn. She is accessible both before and after the delivery and answered any and all questions via text. Our consultations prior to delivery were very helpful and reassuring, and our visits afterward were similarly useful. I cannot recommend Sarah’s doula services highly enough!!

-Molly

August 30, 2021

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Sarah Gotlund

Sarah Gotlund Doula Services

Birth Fee: $600 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

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Birth Fee: $600 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

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