Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

My birthing experience was beautiful and stress free primarily because of Ildi my birth doula.

My water broke 6 weeks early, that's when I called Ildi to let her know. She came to the hospital directly in the night and gave me tips to help with pain and stress if labour starts and left since it seemed like I was going to be on hospital bed rest for the remaining two weeks. However, my labour started at 4 am in the morning and Ildi came to the hospital immediately. I had taken epidural before she arrived but she was supportive of that decision. She worked well with the nurses and suggested many positions to help me dilate further. When one of the nurses suggested taking pitocin since I was stuck at 9 cms for 4 hours, Ildi made sure that my husband was involved in the decision and helped us make a conscious decision to take pitocin but to start with mild doses and increase as needed. She helped me relax with various techniques and was super attentive to my needs all the time. While pushing the baby she provided amazing energy and encouragement. When I had the dreaded ring of fire pain and was ready to give up Ildi caught my attention and provided the much needed push and support.
Also she works with Mariah as a team which was very helpful and comforting since I was assured that she had a backup just in case. Mariah helped me with creating a birth plan and also answered a bunch of questions during a prenatal visit. Mariah stepped in for Ildi when she has to step out for a bit. Mariah has a very calming presence and helped me practice breathing techniques.
Ildi provided postpartum support as well and suggested additional resources and referrals for lactation and other new mother tips.

Overall I am thankful that I had Ildi as my doula and wouldn't do it without her if I had to do it again.

-Aparna Palle

May 08, 2016

a photo from Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 5/22/2024

Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

11

Years on DoulaMatch

SEE FULL PROFILE

Updated 5/22/2024

Certified Doula
VERIFIED CERTIFICATION
Years in practice
YEARS IN PRACTICE
10
Testimonials
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
71