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

Childbirth is a sacred, intimate experiences, and I was hesitant, at first, to experience it with anyone other than my husband in the room. As my doula, Karen couldn't have made me feel more comfortable. Karen appreciates the meaningfulness of bringing a new life into this world and wants to do all she can to ensure that her clients experience this meaningfulness. This meant having conversations weeks before my due date, helping me to unpack and let go of my fears. It also meant helping me to prepare physically for a childbirh that wasn't reduced to just a medical procedure. Until much later than usual, my baby was in the breech position, and the doctors scheduled a c-section for during the 39th week. Karen did all she could to help me to encourage my baby to turn--it was evident that she truly cared about my baby and about me and wanted me to have the childbirth experience that I desired. She came over and taught me a series of exercises I could do to help the baby turn, she advised me on how to seek help from other professionals, she recommended foods to eat. In the end, my baby turned into the head-down position at 39 weeks, no doubt in part because of all of Karen's efforts, and my c-section was canceled. Then Karen rose to help me through a second challenge--my due date came and went, and the baby was late. Karen was in frequent telephone contact with me, advising me on how to prepare my body for labor, sending me resources on acupressure techinques and recommending exercises and foods to eat. Finally, during childbirth, Karen was there for me again, staying with me through an exceptionally long labor, spending more than 30 hours at the hospital, supporting and encouraging me through every contraction, recommending physical positions that would help to reduce the pain and encourage my baby to descend. I'll always remember the words that helped me through the labor and that will always stay with me: "it's just pain, Nura. You can rise above it."

-Nura Hossainzadeh

November 20, 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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Birth Fee: $1800

Postpartum Rate: $50

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