Testimonial for Ethel Tally MS, HCDC, RYT, RPYT, BRM Pro+

We chose Ethel for her calm demeanor, her background with prenatal yoga, and her familiarity working at our hospital, but what we got from her was so much deeper and richer. 

During our prenatal visits, Ethel was compassionate about our previous loss and gave us confidence and the emotional support to view this pregnancy differently. Once labor began, Ethel guided me through my early contractions over the phone, then came to our home to support us with her calm presence, positive energy and tools to ease the pain and relentlessness of the contractions. She mentioned the special glow I had and reminded us that, as difficult as it was, this was a special moment. Ethel worked with my husband to make me feel comfortable, while also giving us the intimate space we needed. I had taken prenatal yoga and belly dancing with Ethel and she was great at incorporating those experiences into the labor, guiding me to dance and breathe through the pain.   

With Ethel's support, we were able to labor at home until my water broke. By the time we got to the hospital, I was fully dilated. Ethel was by my side the whole time, giving me ice chips, putting towels with peppermint oil on my forehead & neck, and guiding me to push. She worked well with the nurses and doctors, knowing when to step in and when to let others take over. Ethel was a source of strength and motivation, and she also took beautiful photos of the whole process. Once our baby was born, she helped me breastfeed for the first time.

During the postpartum visit, Ethel highlighted the flow state we entered during labor and our strength as a couple, which helped us realize almost all of our birth preferences.

Ethel was integral to making our birth experience a beautiful ritual into parenthood and a joyous welcoming of our daughter into this life with us. She was like a shaman as she guided us through the intense moments of labor into the light of birth. 

-Leticia Perelstein

January 16, 2023

a photo from Ethel Tally MS, HCDC, RYT, RPYT, BRM Pro+

Ethel Tally MS, HCDC, RYT, RPYT, BRM Pro+

Body Ready Method, Yoga, Hypnobirthing, Dance

Birth Fee: $3000

Postpartum Rate: $60

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Updated 5/23/2024

Birth Fee: $3000

Postpartum Rate: $60

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