Testimonial for Jordan Christopher

We live in Bushwick and both of our kids were delivered at NYU Langone Medical Center. We have worked with Jordan twice now and I would like to share my experience as a father.

As the father I'm obviously not the person giving birth, so why does it matter what I think? As I see it, a doula is a support for the woman in labor, in these cases my wife. She is there to support and guide. Help with breathing. Relaxation. Massage. Heavy lifting. All of this, Jordan does really well. However, while this is all important, I also think that this view of a doula is a bit limiting.

I know that we human have had babies for thousands of years. Way before we had hospitals and doulas, and I'm pretty sure that my awesome wife would have delivered both of our lovely kids without any support if she had to. But it would probably have been more stressful. There would have been more uncertainty. More fear. And a much bigger risk that the whole thing could be a bad experience.

Jordan gave us both confidence. She empowered us to do it the way we wanted to. Knowing that Jordan was on standby gave me me more confidence to work with my wife in labor. I wasn't afraid because I knew the cavalry was on the way. That's how I felt. We can handle this. And even in the most difficult and challenging parts, transitioning from home to hospital, Jordan guided us gently and confidently.

Jordan has done almost every imaginable form of work that involves giving care to others (I can't remember them all) and this is clearly what she was meant to do. You can feel that she loves her work. She truly loves what she does. And yet her biggest gift is not what she does. It's who she is.

Thank you Jordan for helping us bring Noah and Uma into the world in a way that was a powerful and empowering experience for both mom and dad. You are warm and calm.

-Mathias Jakobsen

June 30, 2015

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Jordan Christopher

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Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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Birth Fee: $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $35

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