Testimonial for Ellen Hsu (Mandarin/English)

Where do I even start? Ellen was a godsend!

During her first visit about a month or so before i was due, she stayed for a couple of hours and took me through the journey of all the different things I can expect from labour and what i can expect from her. She even brought stage items to show how the pelvic changes during birth etc. It was a great first meeting.

I had mild-medium contractions about 3-4 days before the actual labour. I texted Ellen and she came over to the house a couple of times to take me through some breathing exercises, massages, among other things to make myself more comfortable. It was scary to navigate the situation as a first time mom and i was so glad to have someone with in-depth knowledge to take me through the entire process, like how to properly time the contractions etc. 

During the actual labour, that's when Ellen really shined. I was so thankful to have her there. She was an advocate for me from the start, making sure i was as comfortable as possible, despite painful contractions. It was a long labour that lasted almost 24 hours and Ellen was there every step of the way. When contractions were "i can't talk right now" bad, she knew the right pressure points and positions to get into to help me get through every minute of painful contraction. When i wasn't sure of something the nurse or doctor suggested, Ellen would talk me through the options to the best of her knowledge. She also gave the best massages! She was a cheerleader for both my husband and I during the actual birth and we know we couldn't have done it with her. 

She did a follow-up visit and was there when i had questions about breastfeeding. She still occasionally checks up on us to make sure all is well.

Everything above is only about 50% of all the things she did during our time with her. I blame mom-brain and writing this 10 months too late.

I highly recommend Ellen. 

-Jasmine O

January 06, 2020

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2800

Postpartum Rate: $80 to $100

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2800

Postpartum Rate: $80 to $100

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