Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

Shari was a wonderful support for the birth of my second daughter. After a somewhat traumatic first birth experience I wanted a knowledgeable person by my side as an advocate. After my first conversation with Shari it was apparent that she was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of birth, and has a TON of experience under her belt.

I had two prenatal massages with Shari, who is also a massage therapist. I was able to get to know her a bit better AND have an amazing massage, which was great. I had some low back pain at the time and massage and some exercises Shari recommended really helped.

On our daughter’s birthday Shari arrived at the hospital about the same time my husband and I. Shari went right to work – she somehow talked to the charge RN and got us excused from having to go through triage. Then, she made sure the pool was quickly set up and filled so I could labor in the water. Shari coached me through different movements/positions to try during labor to help open my pelvis. She is a big advocate of connecting with your baby and your body during labor, so asked me to reach down and feel my baby’s head. This was not something I would have done on my own, but it was pretty cool to feel my baby’s hair before her head even emerged, and very motivating as it was starting to get difficult. After I started pushing, my daughter was completely out in a few pushes. When she emerged from the water, she whined once and then just looked at us very calmly. It was a beautiful moment, and such a healing experience given our first birth.

Shari continued to check in on nursing and how I felt postpartum. I feel having her as a support was a huge factor in what has been a more successful nursing experience the second time around as well.

Shari is truly passionate about babies and mamas alike. Hiring her was the first good decision we made in our daughter’s life… hopefully that trend will continue!

-Jennifer Teems

September 16, 2015

a photo from Shari Aizenman

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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