Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

Shari is truly a force of nature. We feel so incredibly grateful and lucky to have engaged her as our doula for the birth of our son. She helped us prepare for the unexpected- and I don't know that I knew such a thing was possible! When I had to be induced at the hospital instead of giving birth at the birth center, she was at my side with her reassuring presence, hands, and words. She is truly wonderful- an amazing guide in pre-natal preparation, labor and birth; from our first meeting I had a sense of complete confidence in her experience, wisdom, and knowledge. She tells beautiful stories about the mothers she's worked with, and she is profoundly attentive to the particulars and details of the desires of the couple she is learning and supporting. She is funny, warm, kind, and authoritative- in the very best way of having the authority of deep and rich experience. She knew that I didn't want to have an epidural if I could avoid it, and she made that a reality by assuring me that I was indeed strong enough and could labor and push with her and my partner- I am so grateful for that- and for the photographs she took during labor and birth and for the postpartum storytelling we were able to do together. My labor was very fast, but if it had been days long, I know Shari would have been stalwart beside me and that gave me enormous courage when I did indeed think my labor would be long.  If birth had been traumatic for me or my partner and son, she would have been healing, but because she was our doula, there was no trauma, there was just a sense of things going as they needed to go.  I wish that every laboring woman could labor with Shari. And that every family could have the experience of feeling so very nurtured, heard, supported, and loved. 

-Ruthie

January 28, 2020

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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Updated 1/31/2024

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