Testimonial for Sarah Fielding

Every birth experience is unique, a truth I've fully grasped with the arrival of my second child. My first birth was a gradual process, allowing me to manage the pain and navigate my emotions. Supported by Sarah, I delivered my first son feeling empowered and proud.

When I became pregnant with my second, I knew I had to have Sarah there. She was actually the first person aside from my family that I told. Labor with my second, however, was quite different from my first. I essentially had no pain until I was 7 cm and my water broke. I went from very little pain to 10/10 excruciating pain; it truly took my breath away. Panic began to take over my entire being. I lost faith in myself and trust in my body that I could do this again without pain relief. I asked for an epidural. Sarah was the only voice of reason that was able to pull me out of my doubt. 30 minutes later, and I had a happy healthy screaming boy that I delivered naturally.

The following day, I wrestled with feelings of failure for considering pain relief. With my first labor, there was such peace and faith that I could do this. But with my second, it felt chaotic, overwhelming, and too fast. I also had postpartum hemorrhaging which was easily the scariest thing I’ve ever gone through. It took away from the happiness of my second son’s arrival. However, Sarah's unwavering support and encouragement helped me process the whirlwind of emotions and regain confidence. She left me feeling proud that I again had a natural labor.

Since then, Sarah has continued to check in on me, demonstrating her kindness, empathy, and wisdom. I feel immensely grateful to have her in my life. Despite initially swearing off more children after my second, I now find myself considering a third, knowing that with Sarah's presence, I can approach childbirth with confidence and strength.

-Hanna Summers

April 05, 2024

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Birth Fee: $1500 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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Updated 5/24/2024

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1700

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45

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