Testimonial for Sanyika Williams

At week 37 my baby had not flipped and my doctor was pressuring me to have a c-section.  When I started to cry the doctor told me not to cry, that a c-section was not a big deal and immediatly called her nurse in to schedule my c-section.  I was a wreck of emotions and called Sanyika.  Sanyika calmed me down had me walk her through the discussion I had with my doctor and sent me exercises and contact information of various accupunture places to that could help.  I think the most important part of the conversation was when Sanyika reminded me that this was my body and the doctors and that I should have a say in my pregnancy, delivery, and more importantly a say as a patient. I immediatly started the exercises and called my doctor's office requesting another ultrasound.  My doctor was not happy with me and explicitly said that if the baby had not flipped by wk 38 the only option was a c-section.  Happily at my 38th week follow-up and ultrasound, the baby had flipped.  At this point in time my doctor told me that becasue of my age and because I refused to have a c-section my child would most likely be a still-born.  Again, I called Sanyika to help calm me.  I ended up going in at wk 39 due to preclampsia.  The on-call doctor respected my birthing plan and would allow me to try a vaginal birth and induced me.  The medication made me vomit heavily.  Sanyika would clean my face and put cool rages with pepperment sent on them to make me feel better.  She'd brought soothing music and a light that projected the sky in my room.  It made the situation so much more relaxing and made me feel calm and good about my choice to not be bullied by my OB/GYN.  After 32 hours our baby boy was born.  Sanyika helped hold my hand and give my husband much needed instructions during the birth.  I am glad Sanyika was on my side the entire time! We couldn't have done it without her!

-Connie

January 09, 2023

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Sanyika Williams

Sanyika the Doula, LLC

Birth Fee: $1250 to $2550

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 5/6/2024

Birth Fee: $1250 to $2550

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 5/6/2024

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