Jordan first discovered her interest for the health of families and children while completing her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies at IU, Bloomington, and working as weekend staff at the Middle Way House, a domestic violence shelter. Educational and life experiences during college spurred her on to complete her Master of Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work // Hunter College in New York City, focusing on individual and group counseling strategies.
Her passion for birth doula work was uncovered in 2000. The unexpected, split-second pivotal support she received during the birth of her first child stopped the potential use of an unnecessary intervention and opened her eyes to how valuable, emotionally and physically, it is for a mother and father to have a third party advocate. Jordan was birth doula certified in early 2003 by DONA International and shortly thereafter, trained as a Childbirth Educator with International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA).
Jordan feels extremely honored to serve families as their doula while also working to advocate for birth and postpartum options in Fort Wayne. She founded the Doula Network of Fort Wayne in 2005; Co-Founded Birth Matters in 2007, currently teaching Newborn Care, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean and Healing for Birth; served four years as the Indiana State/Provincial Area Representative for DONA International and began researching and writing her own Healing for Birth self-help workbook. In 2012 Jordan was one of seven birth professionals nation-wide, hand-selected by world-renowned childbirth educator, author and doula, Penny Simkin, to take part in a “When Survivors Give Birth” instructor training pilot program. Jordan is more currently co-developing Conceive the Truth film company with the goal to create short, web-based birth and postpartum educational videos that will be easily accessible to the global public looking for reliable birth education.
Jordan has extensive knowledge of normal, medicated and unmedicated, VBAC and cesarean birth as well as how emotional baggage and trauma experienced in one’s life can influence the birth and postpartum process. Jordan has honed her professional social work and doula skills and is extremely motivated to serve families while they move forward through challenges.
- 1-2 prenatal visits in your home
- time spent getting to know the family’s hopes and fears
- education of all available pregnancy and birth options
- development of a birth plan
- informational support tailored to the family’s needs
- continuous email, text or phone support
- optional, prenatal visit with care provider
- continuous support during labor, birth and immediate postpartum (1-2 hrs after birth)
- help with initial breastfeeding
- continuous postpartum contact via email, text or phone
- 1 postpartum visit in your home
Optional Services at no additional charge:
- identify any emotional anxiety triggers related to birth practices or procedures and develop a plan of support
- birth and/or postpartum photography
- birth time-line