Jordyn entered my phase of pregnancy at a very integral part of the process…the last 10 weeks, which were extremely precious, emotionally exhilarating and quite anxiety producing.
I immediately knew, upon introducing myself after a pre-natal yoga class, that Jordyn was the doula for me. She presents with amazing warmth, a smile that penetrates your entire system, playfulness and humor and gentle challenges. She also had the ability to quickly ease my husband into the process from our very first time together. She soon became a steadfast rock during a time where I almost lost my grounding on a weekly basis.
My connection with her only grew stronger as she continuously guided me through a process where my “body knew exactly what to do” and I became a participant as opposed to a controller. Jordyn further enhanced my own trust in my body’s natural ability through lengthy discussions and educational sessions with my husband and I, eventually leading us to truly connect with and feel amazed by our daughter’s approaching birth and to let go of the constant worry that previously followed us everywhere.
Not only did she make herself available for our expected and anticipated birthing education sessions, numerous walks and belly casting, but was extremely available for every text and phone call, especially during the days and hours leading up to labor.
My husband and I anticipated a natural delivery in a hospital setting. When I went past my due date and started the conversations of induction with my OB-GYN, Jordyn’s level of education and support surpassed my expectations. After a few days of trying various natural methods and constant reminders of delivering a healthy baby as being of utmost importance, we eventually agreed to an induction day and time. It was at this time that I truly began to let go and ease into the moments of greeting our baby for the first time. If it weren’t for Jordyn’s presence during this entire process, I’m sure I would have had a very different outcome. On our way to the hospital, I began natural contractions on my own and by the time we got to the hospital I was 3cm dilated and 60% effaced. My husband and I were so at ease and well informed that we actually labored together for five hours with minimal staff interruptions and eventually had Jordyn join us when hard labor began. At a time when a child was about to enter our world and my body was doing amazing feats I only dreamed of, Jordyn was by my side helping me stay focused and continually in touch with what my body was supposed to be doing until my daughter was finally in my arms. And it was Jordyn who captured our very first family photo!!
She is and always will be a very special and sacred part of our lives.
Tracie, David and Emilia