Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Meeting Cheryl was a "love at first sight" situation for my husband and I. We had interviewed 5 doulas before meeting Cheryl and were feeling as though no one was the right fit for us. Then in walked Cheryl, and it wasn't long before we knew that she was THE ONE. She immediately put us at ease with her kind smile and warm demeanor. Her knowledge and experience is second to none. I explained to her my hopes (unmedicated, vaginal delivery) and fears (cesarean, being induced) and she addressed every single one with specific examples of how we would work together to achieve my ideal birth.

Cheryl's expertise came into play the second she walked into our home the day I went into labor. I was having severe back pain, which signaled that the baby's head was rubbing against my spine. My contractions started out 2 minutes apart with waves of throbbing pain pulsating through my lower back. She knew we had to get the baby's head turned to take relief off my back and ensure I had the energy and willpower to follow-through with the natural birth I had been dreaming of. Between lunging up stairs to widen my pelvis and doing a semi-inversion to get my hips and pelvis higher than my belly, we got the baby's head turned. The back labor stopped, the pressure moved to the front of my body, and contractions slowed to a normal rate. Right out of the gate, she proved how invaluable she was.

At the hospital, she was the perfect partner to me, my husband, and the nurses and physician. She even made multiple trips out to the waiting room to update four eager grandparents as to how the baby and I were doing. After our son was born, she was right there to help with breastfeeding and early bonding. She visited us in the hospital the next morning, and then twice once we got home. She helped us perfect the ever-important swaddle and showed me various positions for nursing.

She is one in a million.

-Susie Fritzky

August 01, 2016

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Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

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Postpartum Rate: $65

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Postpartum Rate: $65

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