Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

My partner and I were preparing for a planned c-section. We had originally interviewed doulas thinking we would be having a natural birth, but when we found out she had placenta previa (which requires a planned c-section), we were prepared to go into the experience without a doula. We are SO GLAD we changed our minds and worked with Cheryl! She helped us tremendously in the weeks leading up to the birth to advocate for what we wanted in the operating room. Because of Cheryl, we were able to make what might have felt like a medical "procedure" feel more like a special occasion where we were in control. She had a quiet, comforting presence that empowered us to create the experience that we wanted and worked really well with the hospital staff in order to make it a successful birth for us. We knew through Cheryl to specifically request certain things in our birth plan, like: being able to touch the baby right when she came out, rather than allowing the doctors to do numerous unnecessary checks on her and clean her up before bringing her to us; Cheryl was able to be in the OR with me and my partner because we made a special request of the doctors (at Cheryl's suggestion) and that was truly special - she talked us through each and every step of what was happening (while the docs were busy) and helped us get breastfeeding going within moments of our daughter's birth. Overall, we were extremely happy with Cheryl's doula services and are so glad we worked with her for the c-section birth of our beautiful daughter! We recommend her highly to anyone considering a doula's services in their birth plan.

-Telle Zeiler

September 26, 2010

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Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Nesting Instincts Perinatal Services

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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