Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

My husband and I were looking for a doula to help primarily support us during labor and the birth of our second baby. Ildi was recommended by a doula we retained during my first pregnancy. Being second-time parents we started our search pretty late in my pregnancy and met with Ildi around week 37. Ildi was very professional at our first meeting and informed us ahead of time that she was running late. She was eager to hear what we were looking for in a doula and also shared her experience and philosophy during our first meeting.

As mentioned above, our primary focus was on support during labor since I was planning on going natural and not using pain medication. Ildi shared some great resources ahead of our son's birth. He came 9 days late and Ildi was a great resource as we weighed options like induction. She provided us with an unbiased and objective perspective and shared with us considerations that were helpful in evaluating how we should proceed. All this while she never came across as pushy and was always very supportive of ouourr ultimate choice. This was a time of anxiety and it was always helpful to talk to Ildi and we came away reassured of our approach each time we discussed the situation with her.

Ildi was fantastic during the birth and through my labor! I was pushing for a very long time relative to my first pregnancy and could not have done it without my husband's and Ildi's support and encouragement. She came prepared with liquid foods like honey to keep my energy levels up and physically helped a tremendous amount during labor! I needed it since we tried to change positions several times and I was having trounle mustering energy to move on my own. She stayed for a few hours after our son was born helping me while my husband went home to get our daughter.

Ildi came home for one postpartum visit and answered our concerns around breastfeeding. My husband and I would highly recommend her as a doula!

-Aditi Desai

January 23, 2015

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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