Testimonial for Janet Gordon, CD/PCD(DONA), CLC, LCCE

I used Janet as my doula for my second baby. I immediately found I was able to connect with her. She was calming, reassuring, realistic, and encouraging. When discussing my desires for my ideal birth I never felt judged for certain decisions.
Janet was always available to answer my texts or emails. I'd send her updates after my appointments and she would help navigate what to do next, or if I was feeling ok she was there to cheer me on. She empowered me! She gave me confidence. With Janet's help, she guided me as to what questions I should be asking, and mainly to not be afraid to ask my doctors WHY?! It wasn't medical advice she gave, it was decision guidance! Day of, She was super flexible with meeting us either at our house, the hospital, or both. I never felt like a burden to her.
During labor she was a quiet enforcer. She breathed with my labor moans, Hearing her kept me focused on my own breath. She helped with counter pressure on my back, and acupressure points on my shoulder. She helped keep me hydrated, she would gently suggest new movements or to labor on the toilet or in the shower. A few times the contractions got very overwhelming and she would barely raise her voice, but she told me to stay in control! It was a good reminder to hear that. She praised me during labor (it truely is helpful to hear you're doing a good job, because it can feel like you really aren't at times). When it was time for baby to make her way earth side, baby did so very quickly. Janet stayed calm the entire time.
She held my hand during the after birth part. She felt more like my mom at that point rather than my doula. She stuck around until we said we were good.
I have absolutely no regrets hiring Janet as our doula. She was absolutely amazing from the moment we met, thru and beyond delivery. She was my ultimate support system, my cheerleader, my coach, and my friend during my birth. I am deeply grateful for everything she has done for me.

-Stephanie

January 21, 2020

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Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Birth Fee: $2000

Postpartum Rate: $40

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