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Dorin Jordan

Nine Months and Counting


Phone: (281) 638-2188

Birth Fee: $1200

Birth Doula Experience: 14 years and 150 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Certified Bradley Doula
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 0 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Bradley

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Dancing For Birth Certified Instructor
  • I have attended workshops in following areas as part of my continuing education; spinning babies, aromatherapy, healing herbs, labor massage, rebozo positioning.

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Teens
  • Over 40
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • VBAC
  • Home Birth
  • Multiples
  • Clients on bed rest
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Special needs babies
  • Prematurity
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • High risk
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Single parents
  • Cesarean birth
  • Waterbirth
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Surrogacy
  • Plus size mothers
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Former Chapter Leader for birthNetwork National, 3 years.

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Houston, TX
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Dorin Jordan

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Chrissy Nelson

Dorin is awesome!

Dorin was our doula for the birth of our first son.  My water broke, but my contractions weren't starting on their own, so I was put on increasingly high levels of pitocin.  Eventually my body started producing oxytocin which generated my own contractions, resulting in 5 minute long contractions that were only 2 minutes apart.  I'm not sure I could have made it through without Dorin.  After hours of this, I was still only 4 cm dilated, and ultimately decided to get an epidural.  Dorin helped me get into positions that would still help my labor progress after the epidural, and only 2 hours later I was at 10 cm.  45 minutes after that, I was holding my baby.

Even though I got the epidural, we still think hiring Dorin was some of the best money we have ever spent.  My husband compares it to the day-of-coordinator we hired for our wedding, and we knew what to expect much more for that then the birth of our child.  

We definitely plan on using Dorin's services for the births of our future children, and can't recommend her enough!

Posted 3/10/2016

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Susan Parker

Simply put, I couldn't have stayed sane during my daughter's birth without Dorin. My daughter arrived so early that we were unable to create a  birth plan before my water broke. Still, as soon as my labor began, called Dorin and she immediately calmed me down. She met me in the hospital as soon as I needed her and helped me make a birth plan in time for it to be effective.

Nothing about my birth went as  I had hoped, but Dorin helped me through every contraction and unexpected turn. While I had planned to have an unmedicated birth, that was no longer possible given the circumstances. Dorin helped me to navigate my disappointment and helped my husband and I understand whY certain decisions were made. She was at the hospital with me all night, sleeping on the floor when we all needed a rest. She is a trooper and will be your biggest advocate, no matter your birth preferences. 

Though I had only met Dorin a few times, I felt like I had a best friend in the labor room. She has such a calm demeanor and is always completely positive. After my  daughter's birth, Dorin and I have stayed in touch and she has immediately answered any questions I have about nursing, my husband's understanding of our daughter's birth, and other postpartum issues. 

You're not just getting a doula when you hire Dorin, but a friend and confidant. She'll think of things you wouldn't have (like bringing a camera to the delivery room, and where you put your shoes :)) and will never leave your side. If I have another child, there is no doubt that I will be using Dorin. 

Posted 3/4/2016

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Sara C

Dorin has been our doula for two births now, most recently on Thanksgiving 2015 for the birth of our daughter. We had such a wonderful experience with Dorin four years earlier with the birth of our son, we knew we wanted to enlist her expertise again this time around. Dorin met with us at the beginning of my third trimester and provided a wealth of information and support. She's not only knowledgeable about labor and delivery, but she's extremely warm, friendly and encouraging. Her smile and enthusiasm are contagious, and it's instantly apparent that she loves her job. Dorin has a way of making you feel like you've known her for years. It's instantly comfortable to talk with her (a must when discussing labor plans). 

Dorin was available to answer my questions and talk with me before labor and she kept in regular contact with me on the day I started going into labor. It was very reassuring knowing that she was just a text or call away. Dorin met us at the hospital and was very organized and encouraging. Her presence was a calming force during a time when I started to feel frantic. She met with me in triage and waited for me to be admitted. Once I was admitted, she was by my side the entire time. She offered massage (very helpful), cold cloths, water, and anything else she could think of to help me stay calm and experience the labor I wanted. My husband was able to relax and be by my side the whole time, and he too was glad Dorin was there to offer her expertise. During the times I felt panic or doubt creeping in, Dorin was there to reassure me that everything was fine and that I was strong enough to push through. I cannot thank her enough. I credit her with helping me to have the labor that I wanted and that I knew I could have. She was a gift.

Posted 2/15/2016

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Johanna Gamblin

We love Dorin!!! She's the best!

Dorin has been my doula for both of my deliveries and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula. She is a gift to any pregnant and laboring mom. First of, Dorin is very knowledgeable about the whole birthing process, from pregnancy nutrition and exercises all the way to pastpartum care and breastfeeding. She is very experienced, she listens, very patient, calm and encouraging and always available to answer any question you have. She also has all the little things you may need in her doula bag.

I can still remember how she massaged me through all my contractions for a good few hours... in the wee hours of the morning... she's simply amazing! 

She takes great photos too!

Posted 1/18/2016

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Julie Huston

Dorin rocks! From the moment I met her, she made me feel at ease and important. She took the time to answer my questions throughout my pregnancy and genuinely cared about my growing family. The day of my birth, things moved quickly. She was comfort for me and stayed by my side until the end (she even managed to get my husband and I lunch after the birth). BEST. I highly recommend Dorin! 

Posted 1/12/2016

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Ginny Heller

I had my first baby in July and Dorin was my Doula. My goal was a natural birth in the hospital and to have no medications or interventions if possible.

Let me start by saying that I was Dorins second birth that day, although I knew she was probably very tired she didn't show it at all and immediately was a huge support and help from the minute she arrived.

I had to be induced so my contractions picked up quickly and got very intense, but Dorin was invaluable to me and my husband In helping me get through them. She always knew what to say, or how to help me with different labor positions and massage/relaxation techniques. My husband wanted to be very involved with my labor and birth and Dorin was very respectful and never was in the way and my husband found it a joy to work along side Her to help me.

after many hours of failing to progress I needed to have a break and ended up with an epidural and although I had told Dorin to push me to not having one, she knew it was the right thing to do for me and my baby. 

After delivery my baby was in respiratory distress and my husband had to be with our baby.  Dorin was such an angel and so supportive to me as I didn't know what was going on. She helped me stay as calm as I could and was there to comfort me while I was being worked on. 

I highly  recommend having a doula and Dorin especially! I couldn't imagine my labor without her! 

Posted 8/14/2015

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Brittany Crawford

Let me start by saying I honestly don't think I could have managed my labor without Dorin. I was always able to get a hold of Dorin when I had questions or just wanted to talk about an appointment during my pregnancy. She recommended education and was the one that told me about The Bradley Method Natural Birthing Class (also a life saver). On July 30, 2015 at about 1:40am I went into labor at home. My husband tried comforting me and we labored at home until about 5:30am. I called Dorin and let her know that we were heading to the hospital. She got there very shortly after we did. In the waiting room she helped me relax through every contraction and helped me focus on the excitement that we were having a baby!! In triage I was only allowed to have one person so I started with my husband, but I realized that I was doing better with Dorin so we swapped them out until triage cleared out and my husband could come back in. My total laboring was 25 hours and I had a horrible back labor with no relief between contractions. She got me through a solid 21 hours and I tried giving in a couple of times before that. Dorin knew I wanted an unmedicated birth and she encouraged me to keep pushing through it. She helped me with positions and tried everything to get me some relief in my back. At 21 hours I couldn't relax anymore and I wasn't dilating because of that so we talked about the epidural and weighed the benefits and risks at that point. I went with getting one and finally relaxed and gave birth 4 hours later. She came over for our post partum visit and helped with breastfeeding, gave advice and told me that I could still contact her anytime! I am so glad that I found Dorin and I don't think anyone else could have helped me through this experience as well as she did! I will use her again for sure!!

Posted 8/5/2015

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Jennifer Marshall

I interviewed several doulas, including several at the Birth Fair. However, I was drawn to Dorin because of her sweet spirit and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease, not to mention her vast experience. I knew she would support whatever I wanted for my birth plan; she was definitely an answer to prayer. I struggle with anxiety and it became very prominent during my pregnancy. Dorin knew exactly what to say and do to calm my anxieties. At 21 weeks I was not feeling confident with my current OBGYN because she was not supportive of my birth plan. I was so stressed trying to find another doctor. Dorin worked miracles to get me into Dr. Johnathan Espana at the Womens Specialist of Houston. We loved Dr. Espana and I am so grateful for their working relationship. My husband and I also took Dorin’s Bradley Method Classes. While 12 weeks might sound like a long time they were interactive and informative; we really enjoyed them. I went into labor on my due date and Dorin was right by my side, even cancelling her Bradley class for the night. Dorin was very prompt in arriving to the hospital, and it was very comforting to see how reliable she was. While labor was becoming more intense, Dorin’s wealth of knowledge was such a resource in helping us make informed decisions. She was tireless in providing both emotional and physical support. Her use of counter pressure techniques really helped my husband have more freedom to focus on me and support in other ways. Even as complications arise toward the end of my labor, I felt so empowered and informed to make decisions that I was comfortable with for myself and my baby. I don’t feel like I could have gone through what I did without Dorin by my side.

Posted 7/4/2015

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Disha Mehta

Dorin, it was such a privilege to have you as our doula for our first baby. She absolutely knows what she is doing and she does it with absolute ease. She made my husband and I feel comfortable about the whole delivery and in a way, I felt safe and secure because I knew she was around. We had several cultural traditions that we wanted to follow and she was so respectful and supportive of them. She educated us on several topics that we were concerned about and was always available when we needed her. It was a sheer joy to share our birthing experience with her. I would absolutely recommend her and we are definitely having her as our doula again when we plan for our second one. :)

Posted 6/22/2015

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Sarah Becker

I am here again to sing Dorin's praises! I just delivered my third and she was a vital part of our team once again. Despite being the third, it was definitely the most difficult pregnancy and delivery. Dorin answered question after question and listened every time I had a concern or anxiety. She was an extremely calming presence in the delivery room during some tense moments. I consider myself so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Dorin for all three of my births. She will always be a part of our family! 

Posted 6/17/2015

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Liz Osterwisch

I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Dorin. She helped me have a wonderful unmedicated hospital VBAC. She was acessable physically and emotionally. I told her I wanted her to do a great deal of coaching for positioning and pain management. She was gentle and kind but always straight forward and direct.  Hiring a doula is a super personal decision, as their personality will color your experience greatly, but I can't imagine how anyone would not get along with and benefit from Dorin's services.

I am not sure that I would have had a successful VBAC without Dorin. She was with me each step of the way to encourage, comfort, coach, relieve, and give peace of mind.

Posted 6/16/2015

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Kim Simmons

If you are reading this review, HIRE DORIN! You will not regret it! Dorin came HIGHLY recommended by the midwives at The Women's Specialist of Houston to aid in the birth of our first child. When we met her for the first time, my husband and I felt a peace that was unexplainable. It was like we had known her for years. We loved her so much, we decided to take her Bradley course.  We learned so much from the course; things that people tell you about birth and things that they don't tell you. 12 weeks may seem like forever but we would look forward to class each week. She made class so fun and interactive. When my water broke on March 31, we called Dorin for our next steps. She was at our beckon call via text and phone until my contractions got strong enough to go to the hospital. When we let her know we were headed there, she arrived within 30 min with a smile on her face. During labor, Dorin rubbed my back and suggested  several birth positions that may make me more comfortable.She was there to discuss options with us and give us the pros and cons of each decision we had to make. She was so positive throughout the entire process. We really could not have given birth without her. She was able to capture some beautiful oictures of the delivery and the first moments with our son. She even brought us whataburger after our 24 hour labor! Who does that? 

Posted 6/16/2015

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Kristy Ann

I could not imagine giving birth to my first child without Dorin on my birth team! It was the best decision my husband and I made!  I was due on Christmas Day and Dorin was so kind and flexible with her schedule. We were very passionate about having a natural, unmedicated birth at The Women's Pavilion so we also attended her Bradley Method Class. We learned so much from Dorin and felt confident about our labor and delivery plan as our due date was approaching. During labor, Dorin was very helpful during many texts and phone calls as we tried to stay at home as long as possible. When we arrived at the hospital, Dorin greeted us at the entrance and quickly helped us through triage. I am pretty sure I would have delivered in the hallway if it was not for Dorin! She was in tune with my needs during contractions and was very helpful at keeping me calm during such a new, exciting, and unpredictable experience. After my son's birth, Dorin followed up with us at home as well. She is invaluable and I am so grateful to have had her as my Doula. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a Doula on their birth team! 

Posted 3/12/2015

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Michelle Maresh

Dorin was absolutely amazing! I had no idea what to expect and what having a doula was all truly all about, but I had read that having one for a VBAC was the way to go. My husband and I cannot express how grateful we were to have Dorin there every step of the way. She helped tremendously during labor and eased my fears. We were successful at welcoming our baby girl in September with a successful VBAC thanks to Dorin! When I say she is magical at helping with labor pains that is an understatement! Thank you again Dorin, you truly have a gift and we could have never done it without you. If by some chance we ever have a third ever, you will be my first call!

Posted 1/20/2015

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Nancy N

Dorin was our doula for the birth of our first child. My husband and I were Bradley trained and we very much wanted to bring our daughter into the world as naturally as possible. We had a wonderful connection with Dorin from the moment we met her. We just felt like she "got" us. She is so personable and easy to talk to. It's like talking to a friend I've known for years. I could discuss all of my fears and concerns with her and she always took the time to understand them and provide me with knowledge and great resources to ease them. I had a very long and difficult labor. It was the hardest thing I've ever experienced. Dorin supported me through every minute of it mentally, emotionally and physically. She was so wonderful with my husband and never got in the way of him being a part of my labor and delivery. She just went with our flow and blended right in without be intrusive. We could not have achieved the natural birth that we wanted without Dorin's support and guidance. I highly recommend her to all of my friends and family.  

Posted 11/6/2014

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Tavis Jacks

Dorin was my doula with my third birth.  This was my first attempt at a natural birth.  I felt comfortable and at ease the very first time I met her.  She gave me the encouragement I needed and I felt very reassured that I could birth my baby.  I was able to focus on laboring knowing someone who knew exactly what was going on could help me through it.  I highly recommend her.  My experience wouldn't have been the same without her there!

Posted 6/10/2014

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elizabeth pitman

Dorin was our doula for the birth of our daughter in February 2014.  She was also our Bradley instructor!  I cannot say enough about incredible it was to have Dorin be part of our pregnancy and birth process.  From the moment we met her, I felt I could contact her with any questions or fears I was having.  Just having that sounding board was so helpful!  She helped us shape our birth plan and figure out what was important to us.  Then, most importantly, when that birth plan went right out the window due to complications during labor, Dorin was right there with us every step of the way.  We had planned to be up and moving during my labor.  But when I couldn't, she sat with me through the night, rubbing my back and making me laugh.  When the time came to push, Dorin somehow managed to hold one of my legs AND take amazing pictures of the birth!!  I have no idea how she managed it - she is a superwoman! 

Dorin helped us feel confident and in control at a time when it would have been very easy to feel out of control and scared.  I felt supported throughout the whole process - when I made the decision to get an epidural, after planning to have an unmedicated birth, Dorin gave me guidance and encouraged me that I COULD do it without the medication, but ultimately she supported my decision and never made me feel like I was giving up.  In that moment, that support meant so much to me. 

Dorin is a natural doula. She is caring, loving, educated, creative and wise.  Our birth experience would not have been the same without her, and I HIGHLY recommend her services!

Posted 6/5/2014

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Maranda Qualls

My birth experience would not have been everything I hoped and dreamed of if it hadn't been for Dorin. She has a way of making everyone feel at ease and comfortable. Dorin was just as involved with my pregnancy as she was my labor: coming to doctors appointments, voicing our concerns and opinions, and was my biggest advocate for all of my birth wishes. We were able to push my doctor to let me go 2 weeks past my due date, but it didn’t matter in the end. My water broke and I went into labor at 36 weeks. Even in the middle of the night, Dorin was there for me! After a quick chat and a few questions Dorin advised my husband and I to head to the hospital and she met us there. Dorin started her doula magic in triage with getting me into various positions, getting me whatever I needed and guiding me through each contraction. Although this was my first pregnancy, my labor was extremely fast and intense. Since my daughter was preterm, there were a few wishes from my birth plan that we could not follow, but Dorin was constantly reminding the medical team of the wishes we could still have. In the midst of labor, I was not in the frame of mind or able to fully explain everything I wanted and having Dorin there freed me to fully focus inward. I was able to give birth to my healthy, beautiful baby girl, naturally because of Dorin. We could not thank her enough for everything she has done for our family.

Posted 6/3/2014

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Adrian Brett-Slimp

At a 35 week ultra sound I found out my baby was breech. I was shocked! My first pregnancy was so picture perfect I assumed this one would be as well. I started to do everything your supports to do to flip your baby: spinning babies, Moxibustion, adjustments, acupuncture, and i tried a version! Nothing. My baby would NOT flip...after much consideration (and prayer) decided to move forward with a natural home birth and Dorin was by my side the whole time. Words can not express how much she helped me that day! After only 9 hours I delivered my breech baby. If she wasnt there coaching me through my labor I don't know how I would have done it...I am so thankful for her and the talents she poses of her trait. I don't want to have another baby with out her! 

She is also an amazing Bradley teacher! I LOVED her class. I send everyone pregnant woman I know or meat to her! She is the best at what she does and is the sweetest person. I still ask her questions ;) 

Posted 5/30/2014

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Melanie Knudtson

My husband and I made a terrific decision when we chose Dorin to be our Doula. This is our first child and because we had such difficulty getting pregnant, we wanted as much support as possible during our delivery. The first task was to find someone we felt comfortable enough to share our most precious moment with. After interviewing several Doulas, it was obvious Dorin was for us. We both felt immediately at ease talking to her and her birth experience was truly impressive. We felt that her past births have prepared her for whatever our birth story might be. What was also important to us was to select someone who would support our wishes, and Dorin did just that. Our delivery certainly didn’t follow our “birth plan”. Having Dorin there was priceless and we couldn’t imagine what it would have been like without her. She was there every step of the way, calm as could be! Dorin helped me breath through every painful contraction and guided me through various labor positions. When we were faced with the fact that we could not have a vaginal delivery and that we needed a cesarean, she talked us through the process and provided us with much needed emotional support. As my husband waited in the hall while they prepped me in the OR, his nerves were unraveling. Dorin knew just what to say and how to say it. He will always be thankful for that. Her services continued in the OR as she took some of the most precious pictures of our son’s arrival. Doula and photographer all in one! We are so blessed to have Dorin in our lives and look forward to her being at our next birth someday!!

Posted 5/28/2014

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Amanda Mosher

Dorin has supported me through two births and I couldn't have done it without her! She is wonderful and very caring. I had a great experience working with her both times. Dorin's support gave me the confidence to have the birth experience that I wanted.

Posted 5/27/2014

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Penny Laurel CaptaincrunchMontgomery Schlanser

I just want to start by saying that Dorin was amazing!  I had a difficult pregnancy, emotionally and medically and she was always there to listen and support at the right time.  I always felt a deep connection to her. At my birth she was so patient (I had a long late first stage, 18 hours of "hard" labor).  Because I felt connected to her I was able to really get vulnerable around her, plus I figured as many births as she had attended, she had seen it all anyway.  She was very accomidating to my family situation. Feeling comfortable and connected with labor support is very vital to your labor progressing in a conductive manner and Dorin was definitely the one to help keep the ball rolling.  I highly recommend her and if I ever have more babies I can't imagine doing it without her there!

Posted 1/2/2014

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Britanie Harrington Long

We have used Dorin as our doula for the births of both of our daughters.  She is amazing! Not only is she extremely knowledgable in birthing positions and techniques to help you through labor, she is also very knowledable on natural remedies, pressure points, massage techniques, etc to combat most any other "joys" of labor. She is always willing and available to answer any and all questions you may have. She is more than worth the peace of mind that you get when you know you have someone who is well versed in childbirth on your side!

Posted 11/8/2013

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Jeanna Sneed Vance

i cannot say enough about Dorin! We attended her Bradley Birthing classes and fell in love with her gentleness, great sense of humor, and professionalism. I knew right away that she was the doula for me. I was planning my second home birth and was looking for someone who would be willing to cheerfully endure my processing of fears as well as offer practical support in areas of nutrition, breast feeding, and prenatal workouts, etc.  She was extremely helpful and answered my questions with warmth and patience. When I was 37 weeks the baby turned to a breech position. I was very upset. Dorin stayed near offering emotional support, words of peace, and practical advice in case I would end up having my baby in the hospital. She is worth her weight in GOLD. At the birth, Dorin was joyful, peaceful, strong, and very helpful.  She is never pushy, but instead supports the family to function as a team during labor. You hardly know she's in the room, but she helps the process move efficiently and peacefully. When our big day arrived I was able to welcome our baby in a water birth at home. Dorin was the first to arrive and one of the last to leave. By the end of my birth experience I felt that she had become part of our family. I highly recommend her! 

Posted 10/21/2013

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Andrea 'Gessel' Dulworth

We have two beautiful daughters and two wonderful birth experiences. We hired Dorin late in our first pregnancy to be our Doula after taking her Bradley Method classes. The knowledge and information we gained from her classes and working with her as our Doula gave us the peace of mind to make informed decisions throughout my pregnancies and births. Dorin supported us every step of the way and provided a calm, reassuring presence at each of our fairly quick hospital births. Dorin supported us in whatever way we needed and it gave us peace of mind to have her with us. She always knew just what we needed! If we have any more children we will definitely ask Dorin to be our Doula again! I would recommend her to anyone considering having a Doula as part of their birth team.

Posted 10/21/2013

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Britanie Harrington Long

We have used Dorin as our doula for the births of both of our daughters.  She is amazing! Not only is she extremely knowledgable in birthing positions and techniques to help you through labor, she is also very knowledable on natural remedies, pressure points, massage techniques, etc to combat most any other "joys" of labor. She is always willing and available to answer any and all questions you may have. She is more than worth the peace of mind that you get when you know you have someone who is well versed in childbirth on your side!

Posted 10/19/2013

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Sarah Becker

Again, we had a great experience with Dorin as our doula with our second birth this past summer. She was with us every step of the way throughout a somewhat difficult pregnancy and was a calm, reassuring presence when I would get worked up about things. She was so supportive and helpful throughout the delivery process, helping me try many different positions and helping me decide when I needed to call on hospital staff. She supported my husband, also. I definitely believe it takes at least two people to help support a woman in labor, and Dorin is the best there is. I consider myself so lucky to have met her and had her at both of my births. If we have a third, she will be there, too!

Posted 10/16/2013

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Karen Tartamella

I asked Dorin to be our doula before taking the Bradley birth class with her because we just had a connection from the moment we met.  I had gone through a hard time leading up to my pregnancy as my mother was losing her fight with Hodgekins Lymphoma.  I found out immediately following her passing that I was pregnant with baby number 5.  We took Dorin's bradley class and that coupled with hiring her as a doula for this birth made this our most perfect birth ever.  

Through out the process Dorin was there for us in many different ways.  She is an amazing listener, never told us what to do, rather listened and informed us when needed. Dorin was prepared and willing to roll with whatever we decided was best for our birth.  I went back and forth with home birth/ birth in my midwives office/ hospital birth and the week before I was due called her in tears.  I was not at peace with my plans and felt called to make some changes.  Dorin just rolled along with me and my indecision!  She is prepared for anything.  

I have a lot of knowledge but having a support person there for you and to back you and your husband up in whatever way necessary can make all of the difference.  I had a beautiful birth and did a lot of my laboring on my own but the moment Dorin stepped into our room (the hospital wouldn't let her join us until they had a labor room for us but Dorin was there patiently waiting in the lobby) I had a release of emotion and tears filled my eyes because I knew with her support and that of my husband my team was complete and all would be okay.  She encouraged us, jumped up on the bed to massage my legs when I had nerve pain right before delivering, and was just there throughout the entire process including after our delivery.  Dorin has several gifts, humility, and of course her amazing skills that make her the best choice anyone could make when looking for a Doula!  

Posted 10/15/2013

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Stacey Cox

My husband and I met Dorin in 2011 when we took her Bradley Method class. Although we did not use Dorin as our doula for the birth of our first child, her class gave us the knowledge and confidence we needed to help make our hospital birth a good experience.

In early 2013 I became pregnant again. My husband and I decided we wanted to plan a home birth. We knew right away that we wanted Dorin to be a part of our second birth and it was the best decision we made! Dorin was so compassionate and supportive throughout my entire pregnancy and after. She always made me feel welcome to call her with questions or concerns and during labor she was no doubt the glue that held me together. Dorin kept me focused, calm, even laughing at times. She gave me massages and kept me moving, we even danced! Dorin was 100% dedicated to me and it was because of her that our family was able to relax and enjoy the birth of our son in our home.

Dorin is knowledge and experienced and she is beyond dedicated to her families. We feel so blessed to have had her as our doula. Our only regret is we didn't ask her to attend our first birth!

Posted 10/1/2013

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Allison Brockman

We are so glad that we hired Dorin to attend our birth. We were not planning on hiring a doula, but enjoyed Dorin so much through our Bradley class that we knew we wanted her to be a part of our birth team.  It was a great decision because, looking back at our birth experience, I can't imagine what we would have done without her there!  As a first time mom having a home birth, I felt a little scared and wanted another familiar face with me during labor. Dorin has great knowledge and experince with all kinds of births, and I knew that having her there would help me stay focused on the techniques that we covered in our Bradley class. Also, I thought Dorin's experience with hospital births might come in handy in case that was where we ended up!  As first time parents, we wanted to have another advocate there for us in case something came up that we weren't prepared for or needed advice on. That day, Dorin ended up coming to our home at 4:30 am (on Labor day!) only to find my contractions had slowed down quite a bit.  I felt bad having her there so early, but she was ready to go and got us started on doing some exercises and movements that helped start the contractions again.  She joined me and my husband on a walk together that really got the labor started! She gave me confidence that we were doing what we could to make the labor process go as smoothly as possible. I have to say, one of my favorite parts about having Dorin there was the way she relaxed and massaged me during my contractions.  I didn't have to say a word....she just knew when I was having one and knew just where to push on my back to help soothe the pain.  I found myself needing her for each contraction!  Our birth went great and we ended up having our baby boy at home.  Dorin was amazing that day and I knew we made the right choice having her there.  She was meant to be a part of our birth story.  

Posted 9/15/2013

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Jennifer Peterson Benedict

Dorin was our doula for the birth of our first son, and she also taught our Bradley classes. We knew from the moment that we met Dorin for an initial interview that she was the doula for us. We were also impressed by her calm, happy & confident demeanor and her experience; we called her from the parking lot to book her services! As our Bradley instructor, she was amazing. My husband and I were undecided as to our personal approach to the birthing process, and Dorin was fantastic at guiding (rather than dictating) our decision making process. She was an invaluable resource for all of our questions and we really enjoyed the time spent getting to know Dorin & the Bradley process. By the time we hit my due date, I felt so confident in my birth team and in myself. My husband and I decided to pursue a natural birth with minimal interventions thanks to this confidence, and Dorin helped  us create a birth plan that expressed this intent. I went into labor a week over my due date, and Dorin was in close contact leading up to labor--visiting us at our home a week before. Once I was in labor, my husband called Dorin & kept her updated via text. After a few hours, Dorin came to our house to assess the situation & encouraged us to start to the hospital. When we got there, they were out of beds & nurses...Fortunately, we had Dorin! She made the best of the situation, using her knowledge of the hospital to help make me comfortable & to support my husband and I in my (very) active labor. After 17 hours of total labor, I gave birth to my son without any interventions, and Dorin was an integral part of our success. Her calm and knowledgeable assistance helped my husband and I to achieve such an amazing accomplishment. I will use her again if we have more children, and I would recommend Doula Dorin to anyone looking for an amazing birth experience!

Posted 8/30/2013

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Molly England

When we found out we were pregnant with our thrid baby we knew for certain we would hire Dorin as our doula again. We could only hope the birth of our third baby would be as incredible as our experience with the birth of our son, just 17 months prior. At our prenatal visit Dorin reminded us of many useful techniques and exercises to assist in moving the baby into the optimal position. Knowing our previous birth experience, Dorin was able to help prepare us for what to expect with the birth of baby number 3. Dorin goes above and beyond the call of duty; during the emotional last few weeks of my pregnancy I was able to turn to Dorin for her support and wisdom. My difficulty with the oppressive Houston heat and juggling my two other toddlers was mitigated by Dorin's encouraging words. I also attended Dorin's amazing Dancing for Birth (DFB) class just 6 days before giving birth. This one class was invaluable. During labor I applied many of the dance moves, especially moving my hips in a circular motion during contractions, as well as, numerous relaxation techniques practiced in the class. The most influential however was the African dance moves and the connection I felt to pregnant woman and mothers both in the class and around the world. Their strength, courage and bravery was a source that I drew from during my most challenging contractions. This empowering feeling along with the support of my husband and Dorin enabled me to have the unmedicated, Bradley birth we had hoped for. During labor, Dorin provided hands on assistance by doing pelvic presses or hip squeezes during contractions. Her intuition and experience helped her anticipate my needs without interrupting my husband's coaching. Dorin's professionalism and kindness greatly enhanced our experience of welcoming both our son and now our beautiful and healthy 9 pound daughter into this world.

Posted 8/13/2013

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Regan Jacks

Like many others, my husband and I met Dorin through her Bradley class.  I was immediately drawn to her upbeat, laid back style of teaching.  She made the classes entertaining and made both of us feel right at home almost immediately.  It was also very obvious that she knows her stuff!  She's an avid learner, is obviously very passionate about her work, and continues to seek new knowledge and understand the new research so that she can apply it to her classes and to her birth clients.  Even though she encourages everyone to interview others before deciding, I knew right away I wanted her as my doula.  The thing you should know about Dorin's "style" as a doula is that she is 100% committed to your birth.  She has no agendas, she acts as your advocate every step of the way.  I also think her gentle, friendly personality helps when dealing with hospital staff (we had our birth at a hospital) that may not be used to seeing doulas in action.  I think that is a key quality - you certainly want the hospital staff on your side, and Dorin wins them over pretty easily.  Even though my labor was fast and furious (about 5 hours total), and the on-call doctor was not supportive of some of our birth plan requests, Dorin's presence and help cannot be understated.  Much of my confidence during labor was rooted in her presence.  I felt reassured that no matter what happened, I could count on Dorin to help my husband and I work our way through it.  She certainly helped keep both of us calm during the chaos that is labor and delivery!  I have no doubt that she was instrumental in the the successful, natural birth of our first baby.

Posted 5/2/2013

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Rachelle Dooley

My husband and I first met Dorin back in February of 2011 when we were pregnant with our first son, Noah. We had found her through her Bradley Techniques Birthing Classes that she offered. After going to just one class and learning that she was also a doula, we immediately wanted her at our first birth.  Unfortunately, she was going to be on vacation with her family the month that we were due.  Our first birth at home went perfectly, largely in part to the knowledge we gained through her classes.  When we decided to try for another baby after our first son was only 7 months old we already made plans to seek out Dorin for our doula when we would become pregnant.  

In February of 2012 we tested positive for another blessing! Immediately we called Dorin and she excitingly said yes to be our Doula! My second pregnancy was more physically demanding as I developed bad varicose veins and had painful nerve problems in my back.  Dorin referred me to an excellent chiropractor who gave me wonderful care which took care of my nerve problems.  Dorin was also there to help me through the difficult days that the varicose veins brought me.  She came to our house to check on me, offered advice to help ease the pain and gave me strength when I thought I could not make it thru this process, especially with a toddler running around! 

Posted 1/3/2013

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Melissa Ashford

 When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I took Dorin's Bradley class.  She is an excellent teacher, and we both felt prepared for anything.  I had a wonderful birth experience, with thanks to the knowledge I gained in class.  With my second child, we hired Dorin to be our doula, and it was an amazing experience.  She made sure she understood our desires and expectations for the birth, so she could help us achieve the birth we wanted.  Dorin was very active in the birth room, but she never overstepped or made my husband feel unneeded.  With Dorin's help, I had another beautiful experience.  And, as a bonus, she is an excellent photographer!

Posted 12/31/2012

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Christine and Jerry Johnson

Our experience was excellent. Our positive experience arose from three different areas. First, Dorin's knowlede was impressive and helpful. For someone without a medical background, her knowledge concerning the physiology of pregnancy and the birth experience was outstanding and accurate. Moreover, her knowlede of Bradley methods for pregnancy and the birth experience was excellent, and she reinforced the Bradley concepts with examples from previous births she had attended. As a teacher, Dorin was quite sophisticated. She is acutely aware of how people learn, and made valiant efforts to make the course content understandable while engaging at the same time. As educators, we were very impressed by her teaching abilities. Secondly, Dorin provided much needed emotional support to both of us. Leading up to the birth experience, she was methodical in determining what our wishes were for our birth experience, and followed through on them. She helped us dispell our misconceptions, and provided helpful commentary and advice in preparing for the birth of our daughter. Moreover, her presence at the birth was reassuring and comforting when things did not go according to our birth plan. She spoke on our behalf as a true advocate for our wishes. Now that it is all over, we consider her a true friend. Third, Dorin is genuine and is truly passionate about her responsibilities as a Doula. Her level of professionalism is, in our opinion, unmatched by others we have hired to assist us with important milestones in our lives. We highly recommend Dorin to anyone interested in having the support of a Doula at their birth. We will always remember our birth experience fondly, and Dorin will be part of that cherished memory. When we become pregnant again in the future, we will not hesitate to include her in our experience.

Posted 11/8/2012

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Christina Hallmark

We owe so much of our successful birth story to Dorin. We chose her because of her upbeat, knowledgeable, friendly and professional attitude. We got to know her through our Bradley class (she was our instructor) and decided she would be the perfect fit for our birth team. Dorin made sure to keep in touch regularly throughout my pregnancy and was always willing to offer advice. When my water broke I called Dorin immediatley to figure out our plan and when the time came to go to the hospital she was ready and willing to come meet us as soon as we wanted her there. I don't think we could have had the natural birth we wanted without the support and knowlegdge Dorin offered every step of the way. 

Posted 11/2/2012

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Meghan Whiteley

 The birth of your first child is both a time for excitement and a time for great apprehension.  When my wife Meghan approached me with the idea of delivering naturally I was definitely supportive, but knew that we would have to assemble a support team that would help us learn and make the right decisions for our new family. Our friends recommended that we take a Bradley Method course with Dorin Jordan so we signed up for the private course. It was immediately evident that Dorin was an expert in her field, was informative, flexible and a real pleasure to be around. All of these professional and personal characteristics made it an easy decision to ask Dorin to continue on after the course as our doula. If the course was an A the doula services earned an A++. We could not have done it without her, from the Pre birth visits to the 23 hrs of support during the delivery of our 9 lb 14 oz baby girl Londyn, she exceeded our expectations. I would recommend Dorin to any family thinking about giving birth naturally - from both an education and doula services perspective.

Meghan and Charles Whiteley 

Posted 11/2/2012

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Beri Ruggeri

I had wanted a natural labor with my first son but went into it completely uneducated. I lasted 12 hours and when they told me I was only five centimeters dialated, I promptly asked for my epidural. When I became pregnant for the second time, I knew I had to be prepared if I had any chance of meeting my goals for labor. I found a midwife that would deliver at a hospital and then after discussing things with my husband, decided I needed a doula. My midwife said she had worked with Dorin and really enjoyed her. From my first e-mail correspondence with Dorin, I felt immediately comfortable. She is warm and very knowledgeable. When we first met, I found myself talking to her like we were old friends. She completely understood what I wanted from my birth experience and always made me feel as if she was there for me. Through our meetings and the books and DVD's Dorin loaned me, I felt so much more prepared with this baby in comparison to my first labor. When I did go into labor, Dorin was there for me completely. She applied back pressure to me for each and every contraction. I told her afterwards that it was as if she was holding me together, keeping me from ripping apart with every contraction. Everyone in my family loved her. My husband said she was the perfect balance of support without being intrusive. My labor nurse was skeptical of her presence but soon warmed to her. She had a calming effect on all of us. The only time I "lost it" was while I was pushing. I looked at her and said, "I can't do this." She told me, "You haven't had any control over these contractions but now you are in control. You are the only one that can push out this baby. You can do this. You have to." And I did do it. I gave birth to a gorgeous, healthy baby boy and Dorin will always be remembered as a beautiful part of his birth. She is truly amazing.

Posted 10/27/2012

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johanna gamblin

 My experience with Dorin is truly remarkable. She helped me have the natural unmedicated birth that I wanted.  She is very warm and caring, the perfect support person during labor. She truly listens to my desires and fears and makes sures that my needs and desires are addressed. She is extremely knowledgable about birthing and has a lot of tips and tricks on how to ease labor pains. She is very encouraging and its so easy to talk to her and be at ease with her. She was always there for me during pregnancy and all through labor and birth. I felt so much more confident going through birthing for the first time because of Dorin. Dorin also works very well with the hospital staff and they all love working with her. My husband and I are very blessed to have met her and have her with us on our first birthing experience. She will always be remembered as a wonderful part of my birthing experience.

Posted 10/15/2012

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Ajita Muppalaneni

 Getting pregnant for the first time made me read a lot about pregnancy and labor from books and online resources. But we didn't feel comfortable and ready for the future until my husband and I attended Dorin's childbirth classes. Her knowledge, ability to communicate well and warm personality made her the person I trusted the most all through my journey to parenthood. Her calming presence is what I love the most. Whenever I had doubts or fears about the baby, she was always a phone call away with the right answers and assurance.
Although I had to have a C-section because of breech baby, Dorin was next to me all the time she could (she wasn't allowed into the OR), helping me at every step. She took beautiful and memorable pictures of our baby and us in the recovery room and that's another thing I'm thankful for. She also helped me with breastfeeding, at the hospital and at home during postpartum visits. Pregnancy is a big change, but postpartum is the period when you really understand the mental shift. And her support helped me cope with that change. I can definitely say that without her, pregnancy and childbirth would have been a lot harder to deal with. Besides her sweet nature, her love and passion for her work is what makes her one of the best in her field.

My husband's testimonial -
We had a tough time towards the end of pregnancy because of breech position of the baby. My wife was really worried and stressed out. That was when we decided that we needed Dorin as our doula and it was very nice of her to accept us on such a short notice. The best thing was, my wife was always relieved and had a smile on her face after talking to Dorin. The whole pregnancy and childbirth experience was much more delightful because of Dorin.

Posted 5/15/2012

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Lindsay C

I am so thankful that my husband and I decided to hire a doula to help with a natural labor, and I'm even more thankful that we found Dorin. Her gentle, reassuring presence helped me push through contractions in a difficult labor that lasted over 46 hours. Not only did I have a marathon labor due to my posterior baby, but my labor began on Dorin's birthday (Nov. 17) and continued through the entire next day which was her young son's birthday! However, Dorin still came to our home and focused completely on me and my labor. She was very professional and was knowledgeable in the various positions to get my baby turned in the right direction. Dorin also teaches a Bradley method natural labor class, so she is well-read in the field. I felt comfortable with Dorin and I was put at ease when I saw how well/respectfully she worked with my husband, midwife, and the hospital's nurses. Dorin was never pushy with the hospital staff. All the nurses afterwards told me that she was the best doula they had worked with! Dorin truly "gets it" that having a baby takes a strong, supportive team; she focused completely on making me as comfortable as possible, sharing with me her expertise about labor positions, contractions and birth, and blending well with everyone involved with my daughter's birth. I was so pleased with how my labor went, and I would not hesitate to hire her again for our next child's birth.

Posted 4/9/2012

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 My experience with Dorin was a full experience.  By that I mean that in the beginning I was wary of the role I would play with Dorininvolved in the birth of my child.  I was supposed to be involved - yet so was she.  However, over time I grew to see the different role that dad and doula play in the birth.  Dorin was a professional advocate.  As much as dads want to be 100% advocates during birth, it is really difficult to stay focused especially during labor.  That is where Dorin was really instrumental in supporting both my wife and me.  She knew what we wanted, how to help us, and her only role was to keep us aware, involved, and focused.  She wasn't worried about installing a car seat for the first time or paying the hospital bill, she was just worried about us.  I went in to this not really knowing how much she would help - but we will hire her again, because every mom and dad to be need as much support as they can get.

Posted 4/3/2012

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Ali Flores

 Our experience with Dorin was absolutely delightful. We hired her for the birth of our 2nd child, but our 1st non-medicated birth. We got to know each other very well during the prenatal visits, and we immediately felt a connection to Dorin during our first meeting. She was a wealth of knowledge during the prenatal visits, helping us to prepare mentally and physically for the birth. I cannot express how helpful she was during the birth. We took a Bradley course, so my husband was a very active participant in the birth of our son. Dorin did not take away from his role at all; but rather, she augmented it with her sweet, calming presence, verbal reassurance, and physical touch. She was full of techniques to help me through the contractions. She knew just what to say and what to do to help me cope with the pain. There were so many things she did to help that my husband would not have had the time or knowledge to do, from keeping me hydrated to helping communicate with the midwife and staff, and so much more. Our birth went beautifully. It was exactly what we wanted, and Dorin was a huge part of that. We will definitely hire her again next time. We are so grateful to have met her and invited her to the birth of our precious son.

Posted 4/3/2012

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Richard, Allison and Baby Trey

Having Dorin as our doula was a wonderful experience. Her support she gave us the confidence to approach our son’s birth not with anxiety but with only joy and anticipation. Not only did we feel much more prepared for the events of the labor, birth and bringing home our new baby, but we were thrilled to have her support in the delivery room to keep us and the hospital staff focused on the birth we hoped to have. She was also extremely helpful in providing my wife with effective breast feeding techniques. We would absolutely recommend having Dorin be a part of your birth experience.

Posted 3/23/2012

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Allison Borski

 Our overall experience with choosing Dorin as our Doula was remarkable.  From preparing for the birth to the actual event and postpartum she was there for us in every possible way. She was professional, encouraging and her knowledge base was very comforting.   Her recommendations leading up to the birth of our son helped prepared me physically and emotionally to have a non medicated vaginal birth.  I never thought that a doula could make such a difference but she did.  We were so grateful that we decided to work with Dorin and will definately use her again.   

Posted 3/20/2012

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Sarah Becker

I cannot say enough good things about Dorin's doula services. She spent time with us before the birth, educating us and helping us prepare. It really takes more than one person to support a laboring woman, and she was a huge support to both me and my husband in the hospital. One of the invaluable things Dorin brings to the table is her breastfeeding expertise. One thing the hospitals don't tell you is that the lactation consultants work normal business hours. I had my baby at midnight-there is no way our breastfeeding relationship would have gotten going as smoothly as it did unless Dorin was there. Despite reading several books, I had no idea what I was doing and Dorin's instruction and advice were priceless. Above all, Dorin is compassionate and caring and would be an asset to any birth team!

Posted 3/18/2012

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Ben Becker

As a first time dad-to-be, Dorin helped me understand all that my wife would be going through in labor and helped me learn the best ways to support her. It was also nice at times for my wife to have someone besides me for support, another woman to call and ask questions of at any time. Dorin was a huge support to us both during and after the labor and delivery.

Posted 3/18/2012

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Molly England

 Our experience with Dorin was invaluable. Our first child was born naturally in the hospital with the support of a Doula and we were hoping to have a similar experience with our second; Dorin helped make that possible. We are Bradley trained parents and were hoping to find a Doula that would support our birth plan. We met Dorin and we were immediately drawn to her warmth and confidence. Her knowledge of the birth process was unfaltering. We were able to really get to know Dorin during our prenatal visits, which helped to build a strong rapport and prepare us for the intimate experience of birth. Dorin made it clear that she was always available to answer questions or just listen. Dorin’s expertise as a Bradley instructor and her continued learning helped my husband and I refresh our Bradley knowledge and feel more confident in preparing for labor. The night I went into labor my husband and I were fortunate enough to labor mostly at home. We kept in contact with Dorin throughout the night and once we decided we needed her assistance we all headed to the hospital. Dorin was an immense help in alleviating the pain of contractions with pelvic presses as well as liaising with the hospital staff whilst my husband continued to support me through my most difficult contractions. Dorin was respectful of mine and my husband’s ability to support each other through labor whilst simultaneously anticipating and meeting our needs. We highly recommend Dorin as a Doula; she played a vital role in our son’s joyous arrival into this world.

Posted 3/15/2012

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Sara Cleveland

 Dorin was our doula for our second child, and her contribution to our birth experience was wonderful. She educated us during my pregnancy and was a wealth of valuable information. She is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about her role in helping families achieve their birth goals. She was always available for questions and advice. My first labor was not what I had planned for or hoped for, so I decided to educate myself for the second time around, and my second labor was as smooth as I could have ever hoped for. I felt so much more in control the second time around, and part of the reason was that Dorin had helped me feel confident in my abilities. Everything went so smoothly, in fact, that we were only at the hospital 1.5 hours before I delivered. Although she was only with us at the hospital for a short time, Dorin's presence was invaluable. She was assured and confident and at the same time very calming. With Dorin there, I knew I had someone looking out for my family's best interest. She knew how to talk me through contractions in a way that no nurse or family member was able to do. After the delivery, she talked with us, took photos of our family, and didn't leave the hospital until we were ready for her to go. In the following weeks, she visited us, called and emailed to check on our status and make sure things were going smoothly with our family. I highly recommend Dorin Jordan to anyone in the area who is looking for a competent, compassionate, knowledgeable doula.

Posted 3/15/2012

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