Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

Shari was our doula for our first child.  My husband and I both had a great experience.  Shari was very informed about local birthing options and provided me with the information I needed to inspire me to switch my prenatal care and delivery practice.  She sent me emails with helpful information about pregnancy and childbirth, and reviewed our birthing plan with us.  Shari attended the practice session of our birthing class (Hypnobabies) with us and talked us through the stages of birth. 

My daughter arrived almost three weeks later than expected.  Shari was encouraging during this time, sending notes about other late-due babies and suggesting some strategies for naturally inducing labor if the time was right.  Once labor started, Shari arrived at our home shortly after being called and stayed with me through early labor, giving my husband a chance to nap before labor progressed.  She recognized when it was time to head to the hospital, and our daughter was born less than two hours after arriving there.  She was a great support in the hospital, encouraging my husband to advocate for our birthing wishes while guiding me through labor.  When it looked like our midwife might not arrive in time, I was still comfortable because I knew Shari was fully capable of delivering the baby if needed.  

Since neither my husband nor I were familiar with local options and resources, we found Shari's knowledge, good humor, and genuine love of her work to be both comforting and energizing.  With this support, I was able to give birth without medication to a bright-eyed baby girl.  My husband and I both believe that our daughter's calm demeanor and infectious joy can in part be attributed to the birth she had, and we are so grateful to Shari for her role in supporting our desires for a medication-free birth.

-Tracy Iwaskow

May 04, 2012

a photo from Shari Aizenman

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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