Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

My husband and I decided we wanted to work with a doula since this was our first child and neither of us had much experience with child birth. We interviewed five different doulas and their partners. We were blown away by Cheryl's knowledge and experience. We wanted someone who had seen everything and who we felt we could trust no matter what happened. We definitely got that and more in Cheryl. She was there for most of the 27 hours I was in labor (we labored at home for a couple of hours until she got there) and provided constant support for both my husband and I. She worked great with the nurses and midwife at the hospital. She was a constant presence while the nurses changed shifts and the midwife went between me and another laboring mom. If we needed anything, she was there. I didn't want the birth filmed, but she captured some amazing moments (on video and in photos) right after with me, my husband, and the baby that I will treasure forever. But I was the most grateful that we worked with Cheryl because of what she did for us after the birth. She did two follow-up visits. During the first one, she noticed the baby looked jaundiced, which we didn't realize, and recommended we go back to the hospital that day. Thank goodness we did as he had to be under the bilirubin lights for 2 days. I also had a lot of issues with breastfeeding and during Cheryl's second visit she encouraged me to keep at it for at least 3 months. It was the motivation I needed and now, 9 months later I am still breastfeeding even with a low milk supply. I would've missed out on this valuable, nurturing experience if it wasn't for Cheryl. My husband and I both agree, she is truly amazing!

-Annika Sgambelluri

May 03, 2011

a photo from Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

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Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Postpartum Rate: $65

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