Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

We are so happy that we chose to work with the budding belly. Sam and Ildi’s knowledge and guidance throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum helped make each step of this big life event much less stressful and easy to understand and go through. The prenatal classes they offered helped my wife and I feel prepared for both what to expect during labor and also postpartum once baby arrived. They both checked in regularly and made sure we had additional resources and tools pre labor to help prepare us.
I had high blood pressure throughout my pregnancy and my doctor insisted on scheduling an induction at 39 weeks. I did not want to have an induction as I was afraid this would lead to a c section, but Sam and Ildi were very reassuring that induction was the right choice and they would support throughout any outcome. My induction lasted multiple days, which was exhausting for both me and my wife. They were in constant communication, helping us to understand what to expect, and what we could do to move things along. I truly believe that without Sam's support and guidance throughout the my labor and multiple hours of pushing I would have needed a C-section. She reassured me, held my hand, made sure my wife was taking care of herself as well as helping her understand how to take care of me. Labor was exhausting and there were a few times I wanted to give up and Sam gave me the motivation and drive to keep pushing, I’m so grateful for that.
Lastly, I knew early on I wanted a doula to help my wife and I advocate for ourselves through pregnancy and labor. Being a part of the lgbtq+ community as well as being a plus size woman it can be nerve wracking finding people in the healthcare field who don’t judge you. Both Ildi and Sam made my wife and I both feel extremely safe and understood from our first conversation. We cannot recommend them enough. 

-Lauren Freed

July 27, 2022

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Updated 5/9/2024

Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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