Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Cheryl was our doula for the birth of our first daughter, June, in 2006. We were not planning on having a doula at first, and my husband was reluctant at first to share what he perceived as his role in the birth. After realizing that he has no experience from which to draw upon in supporting me, we decided to go for it and work with Cheryl. She did an excellent job helping us with ideas to prepare for the birth, and she was readily available in the weeks leading up to delivery. When my due date came and went, Cheryl offered to come with me to my next appointment with my midwife, and her support was great. Less than 24 hours later she was helping with my labor. I had pretty intense back labor, and Cheryl's suggestions had everything to do with my making it through that time without any medical assistance. My husband never felt pushed aside, and Cheryl was always mindful of making room for him to be my primary emotional support. With her help, I delivered my daughter and had the natural birth experience I had wanted. Had she not been there, I probably would have let the intensity of the situation push me toward more interventions than I had wanted. Her confidence also gave my husband a great deal of comfort, and he, a generally squeamish man, was able to be a strong and fearless support person.

Everything I learned from her I used in the birth of my second daughter this year, with all of the confidence that I could do it again.

-Lilium Pierson

November 16, 2009

a photo from Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

Nesting Instincts Perinatal Services

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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