Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

Shari is a strong, generous and assertive doula. As a first-time mother, I was new to birth plans and the politics of birthing. From the beginning, Shari helped me make informed decisions regarding my birth plan and gave me sound advice on how to make sure that my birth plan was honored by my midwife and hospital staff. When my labor started, I was escorted to the hospital by well-meaning but stress-generating family. Shari met me at the hospital along with her apprentice, Beth, and helped me to reassure my family of my safety and to suggest that they go home until the baby was born. Since I was only 3 cm dilated at the time, Shari invited me back to her house to labor until I was closer to full dilation. Shari's home was a welcoming and comforting place to labor, and it was only a few hours before we were headed back to the hospital. Although my labor progressed quickly in the beginning, it slowed at the hospital. During this trying time, Shari was there to coach me and help me to understand my options medically. I accepted Pitocin, which induced strong contractions and helped my labor to progress more quickly. In the absence of an involved midwife, Shari made sure I understood ways in which I could make myself comfortable and helped me to rest. Due to the position of my baby, my delivery ended up needing the assistance of a doctor and forceps. There was a long period of waiting for the doctor to arrive as strong Pitocin induced contractions wracked my body. Despite her fatigue, Shari stayed at the foot of my bed as I labored through all these contractions, unable to sleep. I am grateful to Shari for her strength and calm demeanor and happy I chose her to serve as the doula for my birth. I highly recommend her and will definitely invite her to be the doula for all of my future births.

-Jenny Haddle

August 06, 2015

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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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