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I can’t even begin to express how grateful I feel to have found Kay. I’ve never felt able to truly be myself with a healthcare provider and Kay accepted my weirdness and anxiety every step of the way. We will never forget her calm, patience, and incredible stamina (through days of induction and an eventual c-section which was far different than our birth center plans) that brought our son into the world. Her incredible empathy and skill guided us through one of the most intense experiences - and she’s a laugh riot to boot. If you’ve felt ignored, dismissed, or disconnected from care before, make an appointment at Off the Grid.
We adore her.
Elizabeth, Ben, and small fellow Elliot
We arrive at the hospital in labor. ER Doc examined me, said I was at a 9. Thinking I would be delivering in the ER (ugh) my AMAZING Midwife Kay was quickly there to re-examine and come to find out I was at a 4! Thank God! Happy to not be delivering in the ER. Went up to my room, made comfortable. Kay even rubbed my feet. :-) 4 hours later, my 8lb baby girl was born a beautiful natural childbirth. I really loved and so appreciated Kay's TLC . Thank God for Midwives!
So glad to have had Kay with us on our journey to bring our son into the world! She helped calm any nerves or worries I had, was a reassurance that pregnancy and childbirth are a magical and short stage of life, is a wealth of information, and was such a calm presence at our birth. I'm really going to miss our regular visits!
I sure wish I had Kay as my midwife during my own 3 births. Kay helped my sister deliver a beautiful baby girl yesterday, and I can honestly say, it was an honor to witness a calm and natural environment with her as the midwife. All women should be treated the way my sister was treated. She never provoked fear or intervention and my sister was able to achieve the birth of her dreams. Thank you Kay.
We switched providers in my third trimester when she wasn't on board with a vbac and a larger baby. But Kay Jackson my wonderful midwife was on board and I think just as excited as we were about our vbac! And our wonderful doula Erinn was wonderful support from the day I walked into Kay's office. ♡♡
Fun side note:
Jamie had an 11 lb plus baby in about six hours with no trouble at all. And this a VBAC when she'd previously been told her Cesarean was because her 10 pounder would never fit. Actually, I'm glad I didn't know from the beginning what a keeper this "little" guy was going to be. Talk to us sometime about why bigger second and third babies can come right out when their older sib didn't. --Kay
Loved Kay for well woman care 💕
Kay was so incredible throughout the entire pregnancy and delivery process. I had high anxiety and she was so caring and understanding. She’s also incredibly bright and knows what she is doing! I was able to have my dream water birth at Saint Joe’s in Tacoma.
Nuts to you!
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