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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!
Thanks Kay and Tiffani! you guys provided wonderful pre-natal care and awesome labor and delivery support. It has been so refreshing to work with you and feel confident that you listen and answer our questions and concerns with all your knowledge and experience. We had hoped for a vaginal birth as our first choice option but ended up needing a C-section and you all were just super supportive and I am so glad you were our team! Thank you for being a part of the birth and delivery of our beautiful baby :-) Couldn't have done this without you and we look forward to working with you more in the future! Renee, Chris and baby.
Loved Kay for well woman care 💕
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.
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.
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
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
Thanks for being my partners in crime (or childbirth more like it?) a year ago tonight when we got me into labor and brought sweet Eleanor into the world! You two were amazing, kind, supportive. You gave me peace knowing that my body actually did work.
Thank you for helping me have such a healing experience after such a traumatic delivery prior to being with the two of you. You are both amazing.
Tiffani, I felt like I had a life long friend by my side and Kay.... you truly took the place of me not having my mom around to support me. You made me feel safe and protected and in the right hands. Thank you for advocating for me and for being family to me in this season of my life. I truly love you both!
Nuts to you!
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