Testimonial for Cheryl Murfin, MA/IAEd, CD

I wanted to have an unmediated natural birth, and as a first time mother I knew I would need help. Right from our first conversation I knew Cheryl was the right team mate for my journey into motherhood. During the pregnancy Cheryl would check in with me about how I was doing - the labor exercises she sent for me to practice with my husband ahead of labor were very helpful to get us ready to work as a team.

During our first in-person meeting, Cheryl brought some of the labor pain management tools and talked about what to expect from labor and how to approach various situations should they arise. She showed us the TENS unit and how it worked, which we were then able to use to great success during labor.

Being pregnant in the year of COVID made me want to labor at home for as long as possible before getting to the hospital, and I knew that with Cheryl’s experience we could do that confidently. Cheryl’s calm and supporting presence during the labor gave me permission to trust my body to do the work that needed to be done. She constantly switched up the positions and movements I was doing to keep the labor progressing and the pain more manageable, she also reminded me and my husband to eat (during my 20hr labor).

When the time came, we rushed to the hospital. At this point Cheryl coached me on how to breath to keep myself from pushing as the urge to push began to grow strong. Once we reached the hospital, the Midwife on duty said I was fully dilated and gave the green light to start pushing - 15min later I got to meet my baby boy! At the hospital, Cheryl helped me stay focused, to not be afraid - she coached me all through the pushing stage as well as the baby latching phase.

Several days after the delivery she came to our home and helped with answering many of the questions and concerns a first time parent has, from breastfeeding positions to tips on swaddling. Having Cheryl in our lives has truly been a blessing!

-Liya K

April 01, 2021

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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Updated 2/8/2024

Birth Fee: $3000 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $65

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