Shamika was a source of knowledge, support and strength for us. As new parents living in New York, the experience of giving birth can be overwhelming. Shamika was not only there during the birth, she was a source of knowledge and support before and after the birth. She was an advocate in the hospital with us and gave essential support and knowledge during the labor stages. She gave advice before labor, and she sent educational videos and other materials (including physical exercises to prepare for labor, comfort poses and massage techniques and things to eat and drink to help during and after labor). Her care extended after the birth, when she helped us start our breastfeeding journey with our little one in the hardest days after the birth. We are so grateful for Shamika's help and support and encouragement. She is a gift.
-Amanda Elizabeth Chen
November 30, 2023