Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

Our experience with Shari was absolutely wonderful.  My husband and I did as much as we could to prepare for the birth of our first child.  We wanted to have an unmedicated birth with limited intervention, and we thought that hiring a doula would help us to achieve that goal.  I had no idea at the time how much more we would get from beginning our relationship with Shari.  As soon as we signed on with her, she was always available for any questions we had, and she would also send us almost daily emails with links to articles on childbirth and beyond.  My husband and I felt prepared for the birth, but when the day came, the techniques we had learned in our 12 week birthing class weren't helping me cope with the pain.  Shari had so many tricks up her sleeve to distract me and help me through each contraction; she was so positive, always helping me remember the reasons I wanted an unmedicated birth.  She never left my side and coached my husband on how to comfort me effectively and, if you can believe it, also looked after him, telling him when it was ok to go get some coffee and encouraging him to try and nap while I rested.  During the period of time while I rested/slept, Shari rubbed my legs and feet for 3 HOURS.  She soothed me into rest and massaged me to keep me relaxed.  I believe - I KNOW - I would not have made it through labor without pain medication were it not for this reprieve.  The woman never closed her eyes for the full 18 hours of my labor!  I cannot recommend Shari enough.  We are so grateful to her for getting us both through the birth of our first child, she is part of our little family now.  Shari is one of those people who makes the world better - she not only offers knowledge, guidance, and support, but also her whole heart!

-Melanie Alberico Martin

August 29, 2013

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Shari Aizenman

Bodyworks Atlanta & A Doula's Touch

Birth Fee: $650 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Updated 1/31/2024

Birth Fee: $650 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Updated 1/31/2024

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