Testimonial for Shari Aizenman

The moment I met Shari I felt a "comfort" or shall I say an "ease" of her spirit. Shari, Peter, and I came up with a birth plan that was comfortable for me that included a birthing pool and no drugs. With my daughter I had been induced but was still able to deliver her minus pain medication and was very much looking forward to this delivery minus any medical intervention. The day before my due date (Friday, March 30th) I began to experience the worst headache of my life. Saturday the headache had not gotten better and my family decided to take me to the hospital.

We went to the Atlanta Medical Center ER. My family was told that because I was pregnant I had to immediately go to Labor and Delivery. Once I was there and was not able to say the current date, the sitting president, my age, or my daughter’s age the room began to quickly fill with medical personnel. My family was informed that I was experiencing a brain aneurysm and would require an emergency cesarean Saturday evening and brain surgery Sunday to repair the aneurysm.

Before going into the delivery room I spoke with my doula, Shari. I asked her was this “absolutely neccessary.” She assured me that though this was not the birth that I had envisioned it was “very neccessary” for the health of myself and the unborn baby. With her reaasurance I felt comfortable and relaxed into the capable arms of Dr. Bootstaylor and the medical staff. Maison was born on his due date March 31, 2012. He was welcomed into the world by family and friends that had congregated at the hospital.

I stayed in the hospital for three weeks after the surgery. During this time (and after) Shari went "over and beyond" to facilitate the use of donor breast milk for my son. She worked with me offering support to help me establish my own milk supply. I cannot say enough good things about Shari and her knowledge of birth and desire to help families have the best birth possible.

-Darnita Henry

May 20, 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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