Testimonial for Sarah Gotlund

When IU Health stopped allowing midwives to deliver babies at the hospital, my whole birth plan fell apart. Sarah was so helpful keeping me informed and pointing out options available to me. Ultimately, I ended up going with a birth center and she continued to support me in my decision. She was readily available via text during pregnancy. And so kind to answer all my questions! When it was go time, she arrived quickly (even when it was an hour away!). She brought her whole bag of goodies to help me relax and progress through labor. My favorite was the lavender cream she rubbed on my back and legs! It was clear this wasn't Sarah's first rodeo. She was aware of my positioning and tried to keep me moving by suggesting ideas like sitting on the ball, getting in shower and tub, toilet (dialation station!) and more. Her hands were always on me with massages, holding my hand, hugs, anything that seemed to help in the moment. Her constant presence and touch was calming. She also kept telling me I could do it and was capable! Sarah is amazing at making women feel empowered. She also made 100% sure I had the water birth I wanted by literally picking me up and placing me in the tub at the very end! If it wasn't for her, I probably would have had my baby on the toilet when I really wanted him to be born in water. She stayed until I was settled and nursed. Sarah was so, so helpful during postpartum and breastfeeding. It's so worrying not knowing if you are feeding your baby enough. Sarah texted me encouraging words, often offering tips and tricks to get my son to latch better. She even came to my house and watched me nurse to help me further AND let me borrow a scale to have a peace of mind for his weight. And thanks to her, I know how to baby wear like the best of them. From all her knowledge and expertise to her passion and kindness...you really can't go wrong with Sarah on your birth team. In fact, I argue your experience will be FAR BETTER if she's there. 

-Hannah

July 19, 2023

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Sarah Gotlund

Sarah Gotlund Doula Services

Birth Fee: $600 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

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Updated 3/15/2024

Birth Fee: $600 to $950

Postpartum Rate: $15 to $25

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