Testimonial for Shamika Matos

We were 1 wk passed the due date and was a bit anxious about the situation. I am the husband and we were hoping for a vbac, but time was against us and the doctors recommended an induction. We ended up cancelling our first induction appointment and decided to wait. After another sonogram appt, the doctor again recommended that we head to the hospital today bc the bio phys didn't score perfect. My wife insisted on waiting. That's when I decided to find a doula to help us. Right away I felt relief bc shamika wasted no time and scheduled a zoom video chat with us. She answered alot of our questions that we had and gave us alot good vibes and reassurance. The next day we planned another zoom chat to formally get all questions answered so that we could hire her. We made a group chat. That's where she continued to assist us with useful tips. She never claimed any knowledge that she didn't know and told us she would confer with more experienced doulas which made us trust her and comfortable enough to use her services.  After getting a bit more acquainted, she was asking my wife some more questions which made me a bit more worried about the situation. The signs were there so I left work and went to my wife, she seemed fine and I asked her if she was happy and she was. We took alot of time just preparing ourselves for the hospital.  Shamika was there assisting as much as she could, but ultimately my wife felt the decision seemed rushed. Already 41 wks and only saw shamika once. We decided to just trust the G-d Almighty.  We are Muslims and shamika was very accommodating. I am certain that if we met shamika earlier we would have used her full service. No doubt she helped us alot with navigating through the burdensome uncertainty that was to come at the hospital.  She gave us the confidence we needed and she still showed us her concerns like a friend would, for that we are grateful. Indeed in the end we got the successful vbac we wanted.  

-Nurul Hasanah

July 24, 2022

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Shamika Matos

Coco’s M’brace Doula Services

Birth Fee: $2200 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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Updated 4/19/2024

Birth Fee: $2200 to $2600

Postpartum Rate: $40 to $50

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