Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

As a first time mother of "advanced maternal age", I knew I wanted to have some additional support for me and my husband through the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey. When I had my initial meeting with Ildi and Sam, I felt at ease. They both projected a sense of steady calmness paired with knowledge and experience. I appreciated their model of having two doulas on call, and the chance to get to know both of them. Most of all, I appreciated and valued how they were able to help us pivot when I wound up needing to be induced at 37 weeks. I was very thrown by the necessary change in plans and anxious about the outcome both for me and my baby. Ildi and Sam met with my husband and I several times once we knew we'd have to be induced and they reassured us about the aspects of the labor and delivery we could still plan for and have some degree of control over. During my labor, Sam was there with us and her presence was very calming and I felt assuring for both me and my husband--having her there with us helped us both feel less alone with the process. It was so valuable having someone in our corner and with us for the whole day.    And our two postpartum meetings were a wonderful way to debrief and process the experience, as well as have support during the challenging early weeks of parenthood. 
My husband and I are so thankful for our experience working with Sam and Ildi--as my husband has said, he didn't know a doula could support both of us but now he completely sees the value for both partners in having the support of a doula. 

-Shelley

July 11, 2022

a photo from Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Updated 5/22/2024

Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Updated 5/22/2024

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