Testimonial for Karen Ganga Huslik, CLD(CBI), RNC- OB, PES(WBC) CLC, MAP, CCT

I don’t want to imagine what it would have been like to go through my pregnancy and delivery without Karen. At first we weren’t sure if we needed a doula, but in truth, Karen was my rock. She views pregnancy not as a pathology but as a beautiful, empowering experience, and her wisdom, energy and support turn it into just that. From the first moment of contact my husband and I could tell that she was our zealous advocate, asking us all the right questions and listening attentively to our answers, concerns and everything first-time parents might be nervous about. She helped us navigate through all the choices and possible challenges that might arise with a wealth of wisdom, experience and respect for our views. She showed us a wide variety of comfort techniques to use during labor and was always available by phone to discuss whatever came up; after every conversation I was amazed at how she was able to intuit my fears and anxieties, of which I was not always conscious myself. During labor Karen thoughtfully prepared the room, turning it into a warm space that felt more like home than a hospital, she kept the nurses on our wavelength, immediately enlisting their trust, and she had me in a variety of positions that shortened labor considerably. Because of her incredible coaching and encouragement I never doubted I could do it; I trusted her completely. In fact, I did it without any pain medication at all, despite my initial lack of commitment to the idea. Our doctor said he had rarely seen such a smooth, well-controlled labor even in cases of an epidural being used. If that isn’t a testament to Karen’s abilities, I don’t know what is. My husband was equally thankful for Karen's help, as she fully included him in the birthing process and all our decisions. She helped him feel and BE useful to me, especially during labor. In fact, they worked together so beautifully you'd think they'd known each other for years. Everyone needs a Karen!

-Joanna Barros-Wing

March 22, 2018

a photo from Karen Ganga Huslik, CLD(CBI), RNC- OB, PES(WBC) CLC, MAP, CCT

Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Updated 1/23/2024

Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $50

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