Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

I had the incredible opportunity to work with Shari Aizenman and Margaret Byrne as my birth team. I was trying to go into my birth with no expectations—I was considering a natural birth, but I didn't want to take an epidural off of the table. They seemed to think this was the correct way to approach laboring and birth. I had just asked them (per their suggestion) that if I requested an epidural, they would ask me to try to get through three more and see if I still wanted it.

On the day of my son's birth, I was incredibly calm and in tune with my body. My water broke early that morning but I didn't start labor until the afternoon. I kept Shari in the loop throught the day, but it wasn't until my contractions started to get really intense around 7pm that I called them to say it's time. They were at a pre natal appointment, but Shari headed right over and met me at my house, where soon after arrival she declared it was time to head to the hospital. During the 2.5 hours in L&D, I remember how calming their presence was in the room with me—once the chaos of the doctors and nurses had left the room. At one point I did ask for the epidural, but Shari explained that by the time I got it I would be pushing anyway. Shari's encouragement and advice to keep my voice low during each contraction, really helped keep me focused on the goal.

In the end, because of this incredible team, I had my natural birth... something I really didn't think I could do. Shari's ability to keep me focused and keep the hospital staff from sticking unecessary IV's in me is surely to thank. I know my birth story would have been so much different without her and Margaret by my side. You would be doing yourself a huge service by inviting Shari to be at your birth. She remains a wonderful resource for my husband and I as we navigate this new world with baby.

-Teresa Aaron

January 25, 2014

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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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