Testimonial for Carling Sothoron

I hired Carling to assist with the birth of my first child. Firstly, she provided a lot of information ahead of labor that was very helpful. She came over to my house and answered all my questions thoroughly like “what is the process like to get an epidural” - demystifying the experience up front. She also had me think about things ahead of time like who would I want in the room if we had to do a C section…so I had a very clear birth plan.

Where she really shined was in the room day of. I labored for 32 hours and had back labor. She helped me move into positions that really offered relief. She wasn’t afraid to ask the doctors questions on my behalf that I was too nervous to ask (e.g. "are you a resident or an attending doctor? I only want the attending doing XYZ"). I really felt like I had an advocate in the room.

Having a baby is extremely vulnerable and Carling is a very safe person to be in the room with you. At times, I cried in her arms from pain or fear -- and that is very unlike me. She helped me power through contractions (pre-epidural) in a way I couldn’t before she arrived. I could go on and on. I will definitely use her in the future. Lastly - the night we delivered was very busy so we didn’t get a lot of attention from the staff, so whenever we had questions she was able to be a resource.

-Sarah A

March 11, 2024

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Carling Sothoron

Chesapeake Birth

Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Updated 4/15/2024

Birth Fee: $1600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $45

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Updated 4/15/2024

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