Testimonial for Sarah Fielding

I strongly believe I would not have had the birth I wanted without Sarah Fielding as my doula. Our relationship first started through a skype interview and I could tell right away that Sarah had a very calming presence that would help me through my delivery. Throughout my pregnancy, we had many text exchanges, phone calls, and attended birthing classes together. Our relationship continued to grow even though we never got to meet face to face until delivery due to the struggles of COVID.

The first obstacle I had to overcome during my pregnancy was being told I had a “big baby”. I started to get the feeling my OBGYN was going to push a C-section or schedule an induction sooner than I wanted. Sarah eased my worries and mentioned I could have the on-call midwife at Henrico Doctor’s hospital deliver my baby.  I immediately opted for this and did my research on “big babies”, resources provided by Sarah. I was no longer worried and worked through my fears before delivery.

My second obstacle was going past 40 weeks after weeks of prodromal labor. I was discouraged and set a date for an induction at 41 weeks. During that time, Sarah eased my worries with lots of information on first-time mothers going past their expected due date. She understood that I didn’t want to wait past 41 weeks and provided me with positive birth stories of low intervention inductions without an epidural.

In the end, I never needed an induction. I went into labor on June 10th 2022 at 2:00am. She helped me cope through my labor with various birth positions, breathing techniques, positive mantras, calming music, delicious aromatherapy, and my favorite… counter pressure. I ended up delivering a 10lb 7ounce baby in 8 hours. My first birth, without a single tear.

I am forever connected to Sarah now. I do not want to have another baby without her in the room. It was truly a miracle.

-Hanna Summers

July 07, 2022

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Birth Fee: $1500 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Updated 4/11/2024

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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