Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

I am SO thankful that we found Cheryl. We interviewed 4 different doulas and decided that Cheryl was “the one” for us. She has a wonderfully calm demeanor that made us feel at ease. I was nervous, but much less so because of her. I loved all of her different techniques to deal with the pain (labor tub, TENS unit, rebozo shawl, counter pressure). I also loved that she has LOADS of experience and knowledge!!
Day of…
Baby was out within 6 hours of labor starting, so it happened very quickly.
Contractions came fast and hard, and Cheryl rushed over as soon as possible. It was very, very tough, but all of her pain management techniques really made things much more bearable. I can not imagine laboring without them. I had coupling/tripling contractions (2 or 3 contractions in a row with no break), and Cheryl knew immediately that the baby was probably in a wonky position and what to do to get her in the right position. Most of the laboring was done at home, which was exactly what I wanted. Once we got to the hospital, I was quickly getting overwhelmed (no epidural!) and wasn’t sure I could do it anymore, and my husband was looking like he was going to faint. Cheryl noticed and told my husband to go sit down, and gave me the encouragement and directness that was crucial right at that moment. I really don’t know what I would have done without her!!!
After the birth, Cheryl stayed until the baby latched. Then she went back to our place to tidy things up for when we got home (so great). After we got home from the hospital, she came within the hour to help us settle in, offer some tips/advice and her support. She came over the following week with bagels and took some beautiful pictures of our little one. She's checked in with us every now and then, and it's very comforting to be able to text/call her with any questions or concerns. 
Cheryl is a gem and anyone would be lucky to have her as their doula!!

-Sara Rehnmark

December 15, 2017

a photo from Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

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Postpartum Rate: $65

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Postpartum Rate: $65

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