Testimonial for Tahira Ali, Student Midwife, CLE, CD

 I write this with my little girl sleeping on my chest, emotional about what an amazing experience we had despite it being so far from what I had envisioned for myself. This is because we had the best doula ever. Instead of the natural childbirth at a birth center that I had planned, I was induced at the hospital at 39 weeks due to high blood pressure. With Tahira I was able to sustain a 3 day induction and labor without an epidural- and more importantly- I was able to leave my birth feeling empowered by the experience.
 
This is not only because of the emotional support but because of her extensive knowledge of herbal medicine / natural healing remedies and the medical system and hospital procedures. At several points leading up to the birth my partner and I joked that we had already gotten our moneys worth even if she didnt attend the birth (first when she cured my PUPPS with an herbal compress at 33 weeks, then when she educated on what specific induction methods and amenities to request at the hospital). Then the birth itself she was amazing. She was the bridge between me and the doctors, she helped me and my partner emotionally, physically, got my contractions consistent using herbal teas, helped with my nausea, my fears, and so much more. It would have been a completely different experience without her.
 
Without her I think I likely would have needed a c-section to get the baby out. I know that without her I would have felt a disconnection from the experience at the very least and disempowered by the changes  happening  that were out of my control. Also – I know that with her, if I had to have a c-section or epidural it would not have been that bad or disheartening. By the time I was ready to labor I already felt super prepared for and at peace with any outcome.
 
No matter what type of birth you envision for yourself I recommend Tahira !!

-Zoe

May 01, 2022

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $5000

Postpartum Rate: $60 to $75

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Postpartum Rate: $60 to $75

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