Testimonial for Sanyika Williams

My husband and I got married March 8, 2022. On May 10, 2022 I found out I was pregnant. We weren't trying to have a baby, but we also weren't not trying, if you know what I mean. I didn't have the first clue what to do. After getting the "yes you are pregnant" from my doctor and getting prenatal vitamins, I started to google birth centers and birth doulas. I came upon Sanyika's website and really liked the vibe I got from her. We set up a virtual meeting and, not to be cheesy, I knew she was the one. She made it very clear she was there for me throughout my pregnancy if I had any questions or needed any support. We went over my birth plan and she assured me she would advocate for me while I was in labor. On January 8th I messaged Sanyika and my birth center around 7am to let them know I think this was the real thing. I labored at home with my husband some more and then Sanyika arrived. She did hands on hip pressure to help with my contractions and we also had a tens unit attached to my low back, both helped so much! We did a small lap around my street and on the way back to my house my water broke. At this point the contractions were very strong and I felt the urge to push. We made our way to the birth center and arrived around 12:30. At 1:07pm baby was born! Sanyika took photos of my birth and new baby, I look at them all the time! Baby was having trouble breathing so she and daddy made their way to the nearest hospital. Sanyika stayed with me until I was released to go see my baby at the hospital. She made sure I saw my placenta and got something to eat after birth. Baby was ready to go home after a few nights stay in the NICU. Sanyika messaged me during these days to check in on both of us. Days later we had a check in meeting where she made an amazing postpartum sitz bath and showed me how to belly wrap. She still checks in on me from time to time, and I feel like we share a special bond now. I am beyond happy I chose Sanyika for my birth doula! 

-Beatrice Rodriguez

November 06, 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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