What’s your name? Dorin Jordan, AAHCC
What type of birth services do you offer? I offer Bradley Method Childbirth classes, birth doula services and breastfeeding education/consultations.
What area of Houston do you work in? Mainly on the north side. I teach my classes in The Woodlands and I offer doula services within an hour radius of The Woodlands.
How long have you worked in the birth profession? For 9 years.
Tell me a little about your own births. My first baby was born 13 years ago and I had a highly interventive birth, despite wanting a natural birth experience. I realized, much too late, that I wasn’t educated on what my options were and how to advocate for myself and my baby. With my second baby I took Bradley Method classes and chose to have a waterbirth at home with a skilled midwife. That experience changed my life and I realized what my calling was, to work with birthing families. With my third baby I planned a homebirth but was transported to the hospital where I gave birth to a persistent posterior, 9 lb 10 oz baby boy. With my third birth I had several amazing doulas, one of whom was you! I could not have made it through such an intense, chaotic birth without the support of my husband and the many powerful women who believed in me and the process of birth.
Is there any birth that sticks out in your mind as the most touching or moving? Every single birth touches my heart in a special way and teaches me many lessons. I love each and every family that I have the honor of working with.
How do you spend your time when you aren’t attending births? I spend time with my boys, playing and learning. My birth work is very near and dear to my heart so I spend time learning about pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding as well as maintaining relationships with former and current students and clients. I have a special affinity for museums, reading, stargazing, and basically being involved in my boys’ interests. I spend a lot of time shuttling my kids around to various activities. Kids grow up so very fast and I’m trying to savor each moment I have with them.
Any wise words of wisdom or favorite quotes to share and inspire? I don’t have a particular quote that speaks to me. I draw upon my own birth experiences and the amazing families that I have the honor to work with. Birth is hard work, but with the right education and support, it’s amazing what we can accomplish. Birth is hard work and we are strong, we can do it. Each birth is an opportunity to learn and grow.
How can potential clients get in touch with you? My phone and I are BFF’s so I can be reached anytime, day or night, at (281) 638-2188. I’m also available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and my web address is www.NineMonthsandCounting.com