Testimonial for Ildi Sebestyén & Samantha Harris

I worked with the Budding Belly for my birth and postpartum. Ildi was my birth doula, and she was beyond amazing!! This was my second birth, and it went so much more smoothly than my first. Ildi came to my house and did a full day of support while I was in labor, working me through different movements and exercises to keep things progressing. Although I had in mind an unmedicated birth, I wasn't sure I could do it. My first labor was 5 days long and ended in an epidural. Nothing wrong with that, I just wanted to see if I could do it without! There were many times when I doubted I could do it, but Ildi encouraged me and kept me going. Finally, at 8 p.m., when my water broke, I immediately felt the baby descend and an enormous desire to just push. Ildi saved me from having the baby right then and there. She had me do breathing exercises to keep the baby in, she raced us to the hospital (she used to race cars in a previous life, apparently! Very helpful in fast labors!), wheeled me up to the emergency room, the baby was already crowning when we got to the delivery room, and he was out in one push! It was a truly amazing experience. BTW - all this happened during a major covid surge, ask Ildi for details!! ;) All our experience both before and after the labor was fantastic. I highly recommend the Budding Belly.

-Christina

July 28, 2022

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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Birth Fee: $3500 to $3750

Postpartum Rate: $65

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