Doctor Recommendation

"Sanam has throughout shown a strong belief in women and their natural ability to birth. She is extremely positive and encouraging to the mothers as well as the families she supports. The birth process being intense and intimate as it is, her dedication and compassion show that she is deeply committed to growing and developing her skills in the area of support during child birthing. I personally found her extremely capable, level headed and full of warmth for the work she does and thus highly recommend her services to my clients and their families. It is with pleasure that I recommend Sanam to her future endeavors"

- Dr. Feroze Soonawala
"For the many years I have known Sanam, she has been consistently dedicated, hardworking and a pleasant girl. Besides being a joy to work with, I feel she will be able to understand her laboring clients needs and work perfectly to their benefit as well as their families. Her love for newborns has been something beautiful ever since she was a child and I feel she will definitely be an asset to you. I highly recommend her as a labor doula and know that she can be a wonderful one as well."

- Dr. Kiran Coehlo
"Sanam, according to me has great potential. She is talented and has all the qualities in her that are required to be a great doula. After seeing the way she supported three of my patients during their labor and birth in the span of 2 days, I would assure you that she will definitely grow to excel in her field of work. I sincerely wish her the best in her endeavors and highly recommend her to all"

- Dr. Kurush Paghdiwalla

Parent Testimonials

  • Rachkee & Eeshan

    Sanam was my doula, birth buddy & most of all she became a great friend through my pregnancy. We had a most beautiful and magical home water birth & Sanam’s friendly approach, care & loving encouragement during the most tiring & trying phases of labour made it smoother & easier both for me & my husband. I highly recommend having a doula at any kind of birth & I think Sanam is great because she adds a personal touch of “apnapan” where you feel like friends or family with her. My experience has been that this is the kind of feeling one needs from the people around you during birth.
    Rachkee & Eeshan

  • Eve, Guillaume and Constantin

    Sanam has been a wonderful support all over the pregnancy, delivery and post natal period. She was really professional and always available for giving advices. She understood very well our expectations and needs. She always responded very quickly and with great care to any situation or demand we had. We are very grateful for the beautiful birth experience we had thanks to her.
    Eve, Guillaume and Constantin

  • Sita & Cyril-Vincent Michaud

    For our second child we hoped for a more participative, natural labor process for both mother and father, rather than one that was medically managed. Sanam’s services as a doula were key in getting us prepared for this -- before, during and after. Knowing she would be there to provide emotional, informational and physical support and to liaise between the hospital, gynecologist and us, really took the pressure off us. We highly recommend the addition of a doula to ones birthplan! Sita & Cyril-Vincent Michaud Indo-French baby born August 2018 at Surya Hospital, Mumbai

  • Shruti and Varun

    Having Sanam as a part of our birth experience was the best decision both Shruti and i made back then, we did a lot of research and thought through this a lot of times. We were in the 7-8th month when we started looking into this aspect seriously and then through a common reference we discovered Sanam. The day of our daughter’s birth, she was with us from the moment my wife started getting contractions and Sanam was on call throughout midnight to pacify and guide her. I still remember it was at 1am on 4th Apr, the contractions started and around 4.30am we were at the hospital. Sanam was there at the hospital as early as 5am and she kept giving my wife the necessary massages and also guided her breathing throughout the labor, talking out to her to build her psychologically through all the difficult contractions and supporting me as well through it. She helped my wife Shruti through the expansive labor duration of 13hours and it was her valiant support and care that helped us see through this phase. At the time of delivery, she was able to successfully deliver baby naturally and Sanam was the biggest contributor at the critical hour of my wife’s entire journey. She was with us inside the operation theatre and after the birth of our baby Arianna, she was there to support us and help my wife with breastfeeding too. We have deep respect and gratitude in our hearts for playing such an immense role, you are a family now. We were fortunate to have you all the time. Love, Shruti & Varun

  • Seema Manchanda

    I want a natural birth, not a normal birth!- For an account her count of m personal experience please click here

  • Taapsi & Mark

    When my husband and I first met Sanam we were instantly put at ease. She was warm, concerned and interested in knowing about us rather than jumping straight away into business talk. Sanam worked with our budget and designed a package that catered to our interests as well as our time constraints. I appreciated this very much. Her prenatal class was organized and made us feel more confident about what to expect with our delivery. We also used her doula services at the hospital as were scheduled to have a water delivery. Even though I ended up having an emergency C-section in the end, Sanam was with me throughout. She taught my husband how to help me cope with my labour pains, was my liaison with the doctor to confirm things like immediate breast feeding, helped me latch the baby right after delivery and even took previous photographs of my husband holding our daughter right after she came out. Overall, our experience with Sanam was very pleasant and reassuring. If you are first time parents keen on the philosophy of natural birthing, we recommend you reach out to Sanam.

  • Disha and Tanuj

    After going to one of the best doctors in the city, I realised he did not check all the boxes I wanted in my birthing experience. Thats when I shifted to Dr Ameet Dhurandhar and team for a natural water birthing experience. He and another friend recommended Sanam Motwani to be my birthing doula. We booked her for labour and coping and infant care services. Her sessions to prepare us for both were enriching and honestly, they prepared us for what was going to come!! From intense labour to the baby sneezing in the first few days, we were prepared. She had also mentioned to not rush her into coming since active labour takes a while to come on - however, mine is a different experience. Having explained to us why she's not required to come early on, my husband called her within the first hour of my labour to ask what could be done, she could hear me in the background and was there at the hospital within an hour!! Her timely support and encouragement throughout labour is what every mother to be needs!

  • Inderjit & Sandeep Singh

    "Sanam was an amazing help. She went beyond her duty as our Doula, and instead felt like our family member. With her around we were much calmer. Her sessions with both husband and wife's are invaluable."

  • Jovita & Ravish

    "Pregnancy is such an intimate and transformational time and it’s so important to have the right people as part of your journey. I was aiming for a natural delivery mainly because I don’t like the effects of medication and wanted to try for the safest possible birth for my child. However age was a concern for me, plus my pain threshold is extremely low and I wasn’t sure how I could cope with labour without any medical interventions. As soon as we met Sanam, we knew that we wanted her as part of our birthing experience. She really gave me the confidence that I could do this – she also has a great sense of humour which immediately put us at ease. Sanam helped us create and revise our birth plan, showed us massage techniques and assured us everything would be ok and that we have prepared well for an all-natural childbirth! Additionally, she was ever ready to answer any random questions a new mommy-to-be had over text or phone call. Even before the birth, she helped to prepare us for what we needed and met with my doctor to ensure we were all on the same page. The day of our birth, she was with us throughout my active labour until an hour after our son's birth - over 9 hours. She was patient and motivational, helping me through all the difficult contractions, and supporting my husband through it. With both their support, I was able to deliver a healthy baby boy without any pain medication! After the birth, she was there to help us with breastfeeding too. We honestly feel having Sanam with us was one of the best decisions my husband and I could have made!"

  • Priya & Madhav

    "We really befitted from having you with us. You helped a great deal - in reminding me to relax and suggesting various positions. We will always recommend you to anyone looking to do a natural birth :) "
    Thanks again for everything! You made our wish for a natural birth possible.

  • Mallaika & Zeus Mistry

    "It gives me immense joy to announce the arrival of my lil baby girl who arrived on 14th Jan '18. Her coming into this world was only made easier thanks to my childhood friend and amazing doula Sanam. We have known each other since the age of 11 but little did I know that she would be a part of this wonderful journey along with my husband and me.
    It was only thanks too Sanam's ability, knowledge and breathing techniques that I managed to avoid a C-section and have a normal delivery. Her promptness and motivation in changes my positions and calm and positive energy continuously helped me sail through my labor.
    I can go on and on but would like summarise saying that all young mothers out there should definitely reach out to Sanam for the most smoothest and comfortable pregnancy and childbirth that you and your baby will remember"
    Loads of Love and Luck

  • Lajja & Ankit

    "From the day I found out I was pregnant, I was very sure I wanted an intervention free & drug free birth for my baby and me. Thanks to the Labor Support provided by Sanam, my Doula, it was possible for me to make this come true. My labor was over 14 hours and lasted through the night. Throughout this period Sanam was by my side providing me with emotional support, labor guidance and spinal massages.
    I cannot thank her enough for this and highly recommend her to all expecting mothers"

  • Rithika & Kaushik

    "Sanam helped me immensely during the birth of my second baby. Her calming presence and wonderful massages got me through my intense surges during my water birth.
    I love how passionate she is about the rights of a woman in labor and that she is not afraid to stand up for the mother. "

  • Vinutha & Ashok

    "Hi Sanam,
    I still remember the day when I first spoke to her over the phone. She was very clam and patiently answered all my queries. Be it whatever time she was always available over the phone. Any time, any situation she was always polite, kind, cool and calm. Her lessons were quite useful from the time I began experiencing my contractions until the time I delivered. It was because of Sanam that my husband and me were able to handle the initial stage of labor single-handedly and without any stress. The experience with Sanam was indeed very good and memorable."

  • Ratna & Kini

    "Sanam came highly recommended by my ob, which surprised me, as I’d heard that normally doula'a and ob's don't see eye to eye. She was everything that my ob said - warm, encouraging, understanding supportive and realistic. Post delivery she was there to make sure that my breast-feeding was going well and showed me other ways to hold my baby. Once home, she came by to make sure things were going smoothly. I’m glad I formed this relationship with her and hopefully when and if I have a 2nd little bundle, she'll be there."

  • Nawaaz & Kapil

    "Dear Sanam, I would like to thank Sanam for her guidance and support in making my VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) a success."

  • Eva & Martin

    "Sanam's pre- and postnatal classes are very well structured and she patiently answered all our questions. The best thing, however, was definitely having her with me during labor. Sanam's support was crucial to our birth experience. She came straight away in the middle of the night when contractions started and stayed with us for more than 12 hours, massaging my back, helping me find the right breathing patterns, and encouraging me when I was desperate. This natural birth was a great experience despite the pain and exhaustion - thank you Sanam!"

  • Aanchal & Umang

    "Having Sanam by our side was the best thing that happened to us during the delivery. She was such a pillar or strength that we feel we would not have survived without her support. Her unwavering commitment was so motivating as she stayed with us for more than 48 hours through labor and delivery. I would not blink in recommending her to any to be parents."
    Thanks once again Sanam.
    You are the BEST!"

  • Koustubh & Mansi Kanade

    "Sanam has been an excellent resource. Even with an existing back problem, I was able to have a normal delivery without an epidural, only because of her. Her support through massages and breathing techniques cannot be matched. A doula like her is a must have for a pleasurable delivery experience..."

  • Priyanka & Nilesh Rane

    "Its not even years since I know her, but only a few months and I have realized that you are the best. First of all dear I cant thank you enough for the wonderful care and support you have given me. You have taken care of my family and me during the peak period of our lives – my child’s birth. Truly I appreciate everything. You have far exceeded my expectations. Sanam gives out an impression of trustworthiness and responsibility. Her cheerful nature comes across as fresh air in a good mood, which can immediately cheer you up. Once again, thanks a lot for your help and support that you have given my family and me. Lots of love"

  • Ankita & Saurabh Khabia

    "I had a successful normal delivery with the help of labor doula Sanam Motwani on 12/11/2010. She was a great help during my labor and in fact I give major credit of my normal delivery to her. Her support kept me calm and she helped me cope with each and every contraction until delivery. As first timers any parents are bound to be hyper but on the contrary we were not as we were rest assured with Sanam and Dr Feroze around and by gods grace and Sanam’s help everything went of well and I had the most beautiful delivery experience. Thank You... "

  • Vishal & Shivani Jatia

    "Sanam was extremely helpful and caring and was with us right from pre-labor to delivery. A huuuge support! Would highly recommend her to anyone having a baby." Thanks!

  • Amrita & Sanjeev Lekhraj

    "Sanam was a godsend! Nothing prepared me for the intense labor pains I experienced. I have no idea how I would have gotten through the night without her. She was very comforting, patient & supportive. Her presence helped my husband stay calm & focused, & my delivery seemed like a breeze thanks to her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to attempt a normal delivery. We wish her all the best:) "

  • Tina & Nitin Gandhi

    "Horrifying experience of labor, and the only pleasant thing I can remember is Sanam’s support. I don’t think I would have pulled through a normal delivery and that also without epidural without her support. I think her guidance on breathing patterns during labor made all the difference. She was not only a great support to me but also to my family who were restless and concerned about me. Thanks Sanam."

  • Arti & Ravi Manshinghka

    "As first time parents, we feel our experience was beautiful. Sanam was an angel during our labor with her unending support and pain relieving measures. We really feel her knowledge, sensitivity and ability to respond to our needs helped us tremendously."

  • Heather & Vivek Gupta

    "Sanam’s presence was extremely helpful during labor. She massaged my back during contractions, which really helped with the pain, and she helped me to focus using breathing techniques. For a first time mother, her help was extremely beneficial, as one of the hardest parts of a first time labor is not knowing what to expect."

  • Swati & Raj

    "I cannot thank Sanam enough for the support and comfort she gave me through my labor and delivery. Her professional skill and amiable nature made for an easy labor and an even more easy recovery. For anyone expecting a baby, I truly feel her service is indispensable."

  • purnota & gunjan bahl

    "Dear Sanam, Sanam is wise and mature beyond her age and her tremendous experience in assisting deliveries was demonstrated during the delivery of my baby girl. She was extremely cognizant of my discomfort and pain and used words, breathing techniques and pressing of various pressure points to provide comfort. Though we didn’t know what to expect when she walked in the door, we are glad that we let her. Thanks Sanam and wish you all the best"

  • Kareena & Ashraf

    "Sanam was an excellent helper and did not leave our side for 24 hours during labor and delivery. Sanam reminded Kareena to breathe properly and massaged her back for hours at a time. She was calm, very kind and most efficient."

  • Rachana & Pankaj

    "Dear Sanam, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation for the physical and emotional support provided by you during my labor. the entire experience was made much easier and comfortable because of your guidance and presence. It really made me go through the process of labor without the extreme pain. My husband would also like to state that your presence provided him with a lot of comfort of someone being there to take me through the labor process. Thanks once again for all your help and support. Pankaj and I wish you all the best for your future endeavors."

  • Prikesh Kothari & Sonam Kothari

    "Hi Sanam, Firstly let me start with saying our heartiest thank you for all your help and support. Quite frankly we wouldn’t have known what to do during labor. I would definitely recommend you to everyone even if you do or not take this as your profession. We cannot thank you enough. Really appreciate your presence and your patience. Thank you again."

  • Varsha & Sumeet

    "Sanam was there throughout the period from initial labor pains until the birth in the delivery room. It was wonderful having her support and assistance during this time. Furthermore, she was extremely calm and patient, which is integral at such times. we would most certainly recommend and encourage our friends and family yo avail of her doula services / assistance in the future. Wishing her the best always."

  • Vandana & Ritesh

    "Sanam, our doula, has been the greatest help for us during labor. We cannot explain the gratitude we feel towards her for her support. We were at peace due to her presence. If not for her, we don’t know how we would have handled the contractions by ourselves. For hours together, Sanam stood by me relieving the pain of the contractions using different massages and breathing techniques. Her positive attitude and motivation played a huge role in delivering our baby boy. We sincerely thank her for all she has done for us and highly recommend her to who so ever we can. We are glad she was a part of such an important experience in our lives."

  • Neha & Vikram Ramchand

    "Hi All, Sanam was a GOD SENT angel for me. I went into labor at about 11.30 pm and I delivered pretty much 24 hours later, and Sanam did not leave my side for one bit. In fact, if it wasn’t for her and Dr Feroz Soonawala and team, I would have had a C-section surgery to deliver my baby. She never gave up on me having a normal delivery. She kept pushing me to do my exercises (in a good way of course) and kept massaging my back and made me feel most comfortable throughout the process. Most importantly, when the doctor was not around, she was our ‘know it all’ gal. She knew everything that was going on and guided me through every single thing that the doctor did or was going to do. So this way I knew what to expect and that made me very comfortable. My husband and I are very grateful to Sanam for her help and highly recommend her for every pregnant woman around. God Bless You Sanam."

  • Priyanka & Mrinal Chandran

    "As I went into labor late one evening, Sanam was a comforting presence. She helped me focus on the do’s and don’ts, which one can be unmindful to as labor progresses. Her back rubs and breathing techniques were immensely helpful. Sanam was by my side throughout the night holding my hand when required and was a patient caregiver till our baby was delivered early in the morning. We wish her our very best."