Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

We had a wonderful experience with Shari! She is extremely knowledgeable about pregnancy, labor and delivery. She is also very well known in the Atlanta birthing community. If you deliver at dekalb medical, chances are she will know several people on your birth team. I felt like Shari truly cared about my birth experience and made herself readily available for questions when I was pregnant and I leaned on her at the very end of my pregnancy when I was 10 days late and trying to figure out what to do to get through each day until I finally went into labor. She is very knowledgeable and will share her knowledge and opinion on anything, but she never pushes her opinion on you. I felt like her goal was to truly empower me in all my decisions.

I wanted the least amount of interventions possible and Shari counseled me from our first meeting and suggested I look at switching to a new midwife practice since the one I was with was known for a high intervention rate. I ended up switching after researching her suggestion and am so glad I did. If I had stayed at the practice that she warned me about I would have ended up "having to" be induced at 41 weeks since I did not deliver until 42 weeks.

When I went into labor Shari texted with me in the middle of the night suggesting different positions, to take a shower and when to call my provider. She then met us at the hopsital and walked us through triage advising us on how to get through everything along the way. Whenever we needed time alone she quietly took a break and then returned after we messaged that we were ready for her attention again. While I was pushing she worked with our midwife and guided me on how to push and made suggestions on how to make each push more effective. She gave me breathing techniques and encouraged me to tune into my body to figure out how to deliver my baby when I thought I had no clue was I was doing.

I recommend her to anyone!

-Amanda Gorman

October 10, 2016

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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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