Testimonial for Deborah Badran, CD(DONA)

Deborah was our doula for our first daughter's birth in 2021 at NYU Langone. Deb was an important part of having the no intervention birth that I wanted. 1 month before due date, we had a birth preparation session. It was useful, Deb shared practical tips, including must have items for baby & what to pack for the hospital.

I got a cranial sacral massage from Deb in my 3rd trimester and it was the most relaxed and calm I’d felt in a long time. It was also a great opportunity for bonding between Deb, the baby & I.

From first signs of labor, Deb provided remote support due to covid restrictions. Deb’s support was frequent, I felt supported and she resolved my uncertainties. You know an amazing doula when her advice results in your water breaking, quite the acceleration of labor we needed! I was then in active labor, and we shortly met Deb in-person in the NYU foyer.

Deb was a calming presence in hospital, it was great to have someone I trusted looking out me, and her healing hands were valuable, particularly as the baby was descending down my pelvis, which I felt very unprepared for. Deb boosted my confidence by helping me understand that was I was feeling was normal.

Soon after being admitted into the delivery room, there were concerns about my baby’s heart rate and things got very intense. Deb allowed the medical experts to do their job without interfering, but remained a calming, assured presence, encouraging me to keep up the good work.

Deb added a lot of value in the pushing phase when we were experimenting with positions. Deb had the fantastic idea to introduce a piece of cloth to help ‘pull up’ into a c-position, leading to an efficient pushing phase.

It was very special to have Deb’s beautiful presence in the room after my daughter’s birth. We celebrated together and she took great family photos and helped me with breastfeeding.

-Nikki

March 13, 2022

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Deborah Badran, CD(DONA)

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