Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

We loved working with Ildi for the birth of our first child! She was very responsive to us from the beginning, when we called to ask for information. Ildi called us back right away and was so nice on the phone. She made me feel comfortable even though I had never met her before and didn't know what I was getting myself into! When we first met her in person, she had a calming yet energetic presence, and was so grateful for her prenatal visit - she worked through comfort measures and breathing with us, and we felt prepared as we approached our due date. When I was in pre-labor, she was consistently available by text message to answer any questions I had, and also to check in and encourage me when I was frustrated and waiting for the baby to come. I'm not the most outgoing person, so I really appreciated the times when she reached out to me. She was with us for almost 24 hours. She helped us decide when to go to the hospital after laboring at home for about 6 hours, and stayed with us for a couple hours after our son was born. I don't think I could have achieved my goal of a natural unmedicated birth without Ildi, and I know my husband was such a great support because she was there to check how he was doing and to make sure he was staying hydrated as well. She moved with us from bed to tub to birth ball to tub... She stayed with me while my son went to the NICU after he was born, and even offered to give my mom a ride home from the hospital. Our midwife said that she felt like there wasn't much for her to do because I had such good support around me. I tell everyone that I couldn't have done this without our doula. It was so nice to have someone to talk to after we came home for our post partum visits. Ildi is so giving and awesome to be around. Her positivity was so critical at the most appropriate times. She helped us have an amazing birth experience and remember it positively. Thank you Ildi for playing such a valuable role in the birth of our son!

-Joann Kim

July 30, 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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