Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

I had not planned on having a doula but had done a lot of research on natural birth and wrote every detail in our birth plan. On a Monday morning we headed to the hospital and saw that everything was progressing quite nicely. I decided to decline the epidural and any other form of intervention. After being in the hospital for 20 hours and not having fully dilated, the doctor ordered a c-section. Hearing those words felt like a complete nightmare and I knew that if they would give me time, I would birth our baby Vaginally. After hours of fighting the doctor, we denied all medical treatment and started looking for a doula who would be willing to come assist in our birth without having had any previous relationship. Shari was a miracle! She answered the phone at 2:00am and without hesitation arrived to our hospital room. I was already 8.5cm dilated and waiting for the final stretch. Shari quickly stepped in as if we were family. Her undoubted support to see us through the birth the way we had planned was everything to us. She made my birth comfortable and was right by my bedside until the very last second. With our consent she was our voice in communicating with the medical staff and made sure our birth went as smoothly as possible. Having Shari there was a relief on so many levels and I found extra strength through her love and encouragement. To this day we are eternally grateful that Shari entered our lives in the most rewarding way. Every time I tell my birth story, I'm so honored to mention that I had such an amazing doula by my side who kicked butt in that hospital room! She believed in me and was support my husband and I needed to birth our baby boy.

-Haley Cardona

February 27, 2017

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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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