Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

I sincerely love this woman. Hiring Shari was the best decision we made in preparing for the birth of our baby. She is a perfect mix of loving + matter of fact/take no bullshit. I was anxious and often overwhelmed about giving birth in the hospital setting but Shari provided evidence based research for us to read so that we understood hospital protocol and could make the best decisions for our birth and baby. She also coached us on how to advocate for ourselves and refuse standard medical practice when it didn’t make sense for our family. during the birth of our baby, we felt confident and prepared.

My favorite part of working with Shari was how emotionally accessible she was (and still is!), and that she quickly responded to texts or calls no matter the time of day/night. The last couple weeks of pregnancy were difficult for me emotionally, but Shari regularly checked in to see how I was feeling and got on the phone with me to help me reframe my mindset when I was spiraling. Not only was she our doula, I felt she was my pregnancy/birth therapist. My husband also called her a few times during those weeks to discuss his own stresses. She helped us both navigate the space between pregnancy and becoming parents. Our daughter is now nearly 10 weeks old, and Shari is still a resource I count on for information. When this woman says she’s there for you and your family she really means it.

Unfortunately Shari had a family emergency that took her out of town the week we gave birth. I only mention this because she handled everything perfectly and made us feel 100% cared for although she wasn’t able to be physically present. She continued to be the main point person, arranged incredible backup doulas (who took shifts during our birth) and kept in touch with them both throughout the day. She checked in with us after birth, and was a resource during our hospital stay as well. We felt so cared for and loved.

-Sierra Serafica

October 18, 2018

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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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