Testimonial for Fatima Abdallah

I cannot be happier about my pregnancy and birth experience with Fatima, who is an amazing doula! She has such wisdom and knowledge about giving birth, which is only surpassed by the kindness and compassion she demonstrated throughout the time we spent together. This was my first birth, and I went all natural. It lasted six hours. Thanks to her I will always remember the birth of my son as a wonderful moment!

Fatima and I had previously rehearsed what I could do during labor, and she gently prompted me to apply the positions and breathing exercises I had learned. While changing position is probably the last thing you want to do when experiencing painful contractions, it was exactly what baby and I needed to make this a smooth birth! Fatima thought about all the small things that matter during such a time: giving you water in between contractions, feeding you when you don’t even realize you need energy, bringing all the stuff that helps during birth (balls, hot pads, essential oils etc). I felt completely taken care of—all I had to focus on was my body and my baby. Having a doula also makes it possible for your partner to be completely present emotionally, which was exactly what I needed.

Throughout the pregnancy, Fatima was there to lend me books, help me make decisions regarding my birth preferences (a term she preferred to the less flexible “birth plan”), and provided incredible support. Any time I had a question she promptly answered it and gave me tons of resources during and after the pregnancy. I was in prodomal labor for three weeks before baby came, and it was incredibly frustrating. Despite the multiple false starts, Fatima was patient and reassuring. She was always ready to go.
I cannot state how glad I am that Fatima was my doula. Giving birth is such a special moment in a woman’s life, and now I will always associate it with her. I am so grateful for everything she has done for our little family!

-Alix Riviere

June 13, 2018

a photo from Fatima Abdallah

Fatima Abdallah

Oasis Birth Doula | Fatima

Birth Fee: $1200 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Birth Fee: $1200 to $1800

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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