Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

My daughter was born at Atlanta Medical Center in Nov. 09 with Shari and a midwife in attendance. I had done the circuit of Doula meet and greets and at some point in the summer ran across Shari. Her personality lingered in my mind and I made plans to meet with her. The chemistry was as good as I hoped and so we made an arrangement. Now besides just liking her energy and attitude, here are some of the tangible reasons I chose Shari. She is grown folk. There are plenty of 25 year old doulas out there but I was a "mature" first time mom and didn't want a kid at my bedside. So I believed in her experience. Also, Shari has never given birth herself. This might be odd for some people but for me, it meant that she really believes in the miracle of pregnancy and natural child birth and chooses to bring this experience into her life again & again. Shari is a hands-on type of gal. She gardens, she fixes up her houses. She radiates confidence & competence. This was not a woman who would get flustered in a tense situation. 

Now I'll focus on some proof positive points from my labor. She was my champion & advocate. She knew my wishes and spoke for me when I could not. She knew how to work with, rather than against the medical staff to get the results we desired. She knows how to be flexible yet firm and isn't afraid to rock the boat in the right way. Also she is hilarious. The things that come out of her mouth are priceless. The best comment of the night isn't one I can type here  ;-) My birth went well, although not exactly as planned and she helped me adapt and make the best decisions for each stage of labor. My labor was 13 hours and other than to step out in the hall and consult with staff, she never left the room once. She was at my side the whole time. I guess all that is left to say is that I will be counting on her again if we are blessed with baby #2 at some point in the future!

 

 

 

-Moria Deshpande

January 06, 2011

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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Birth Fee: $650 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $50

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