Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

I had an amazing experience working with Shari. She met with me several times before my child's birth to discuss my previous birth experience and my concerns and hopes for my second birth experience. During my pregnancy, she was a valuable resource in several ways, such as:: (1) she provided information and research about various facets of birthing and parenting, (2) she provided recommendations for other prenatal providers (a chiropractor, a therapist to process my previous birth, etc.), (3) we talked through the detailed logistics of birthing at my planned hospital, and (4) she talked with my husband re: his role versus her role in supporting me during birth.

When I actually gave birth, I ended up needed to be induced. I was very exhausted and stressed out several hours into the induction, and Shari came to the hospital to help me work through that time, and it was invaluable to have her as a sounding board, advisor, and advocate to my midwife. During the actual birth, Shari was a calm, supportive, strong presence, who knew exactly how to support me (e.g., by pressing on my back, suggesting I get in the shower, providing verbal encouragement) without being intrusive. She really took the pressure off my husband as well, and he was able to just hold my hand and support me without the stress of needing to talk me through labor.

I would definitely recommend Shari as a doula. And I would hire her again if I have another baby. She is wonderful!

-Barbara Christiansen

February 08, 2013

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Shari Aizenman

Bodyworks Atlanta & A Doula's Touch

Birth Fee: $650 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Updated 1/31/2024

Birth Fee: $650 to $2400

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Years on DoulaMatch

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Updated 1/31/2024

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