DyAnna is a great midwife. My situation was a little bit different as a military wife my husband wasn’t able to attend the birth. We knew this going into the birth and some of the midwives we interviewed did not like that and I felt like I was to much work for them. DyAnna never made me feel that way I felt like she tried her hardest to make my experience good regardless of the situations. I really feel like she fought for what I wanted. I had to have my baby in the hospital due to the baby coming early and she stayed with me the entire time and continued to keep in touch. Also if she couldn’t be there she found someone to be with me. She is great at what she does. She is very caring and understanding of different circumstances. She became a great friend and a great midwife to rely on while having the baby with my husband gone. She goes over and beyond her obligations to make you happy and comfortable. She was a great choice and if I have another baby and am close to the area I will definitely be going back to her.
-Carlee M. July 2013
The first time I talked to DyAnna on the phone she was so warm and friendly! She genuinely cared about me and our decision to have a home birth. This was a completely new experience for me since my other three babies were born in the hospital after being induced with all of them! After leaving her house after our first meeting my husband said, "Well there's no need to interview the other midwives, is there?! " We both felt comfortable with DyAnna
I had a lot of excitement and nerves about a home birth and a lot of questions too. DyAnna was more than willing to talk to me about ANYTHING I had on my mind and she became a good friend to all of our family. My children loved "helping" her during the prenatal visits, too! She also took the time to teach and explain things very well. She helped me to believe that my body could give birth naturally and beautifully.
During Jax's birth I felt completely safe and not even nervous or scared at all. I knew that I was in the best set of hands and everything went just as I imagined it would. DyAnna and the rest of my birth team not only helped me bring my beautiful baby in to this world, but they were there for me days and weeks after his birth as well. I have never had the support and friendship like DyAnna gave to me after having a baby. I feel blessed and thankful to have met DyAnna and for her service as a midwife and friend to me and our family.
-Chelsea S. June 2013
Dyanna’s care and attention and knowledge through that birth were invaluable to me. It turned out that I was under-prepared mentally, but her calm demeanor and knowledge of just what to do helped me have a great first homebirth. So when I became pregnant again (a year earlier than planned!), I wanted her as my midwife again. We had become good friends over that year or so since my first homebirth, but it was her ability, not our friendship, that made me choose her. I knew she had studied hard and had a vast well of knowledge to draw upon when needed. I knew she didn’t take unnecessary risks and that her first priority is a healthy baby and a healthy mom. I heard her stories of births that she attended and knew that she not only had information, but that she also has a gift of intuition and greatly respected the mother’s intuition as well. She’s just a perfect mix of reason and spirituality, so I knew I could trust her during my most vulnerable moments of labor and delivery.
I loved my monthly appointments with her because she wasn’t just focused on my physical health, but also my emotional and mental health, all of which impact a successful homebirth. When I finally (8 days past my due date) went into labor, I was Dyanna’s third delivery in two days—but she was there for me nonetheless and helped me through the process, once again knowing just what to do to help me have a successful and safe homebirth.
Even though my last baby was my fourth child, I still had several questions and concerns pop up in that first week after he was born, and Dyanna was there for me every time—even making a couple extra visits when I called her worried about this or that.
In short, Dyanna is an excellent midwife, providing wonderful support during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the weeks to follow. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a homebirth!
-Laney F. June 2013
DyAnna is one of the major reasons I have been able to have healthy, fast, and safe at home births. Having five children, all born at home, DyAnna has attended my three preceding births. Not only has she always answered every variety of question or concern that I could come up with, but she provided me with educational recourses to help me make the best decisions for my baby and I. She is very professional and was right there when I needed her. With DyAnna’s help, I have been able to feel empowered as a birth mother, and have overall birth experiences that were precious and positive. I know that when DyAnna is around I am going to be well taken care of throughout the entire birth process. I have full confidence in her abilities and judgement as a Midwife and highly recommend her!
-Michelle H. June 2013
Complete Beginnings midwife DyAnna Gordon was positively wonderful! She is warm and welcoming, and she likes to teach. She answers questions about birth like a champ. Her midwifery skills are wonderful. I loved all of my prenatals. I loved my birth experience, and I loved my post natal visits. My overall experience with her was fantastic and I would definitely birth with her again!
-Seante N. February 2013
"DyAnna became a great friend, not just my care giver. She showed real concern, and kindness. I loved that I could bring my kids to appointments, because I have 6! As I said this was my 6th pregnancy, and I have NEVER had someone with such good bed side manner, that had such a calming influence on me during labor and birth as Dy.
-Brooklyn S. June 2012
"I was so blessed to have Dy for my midwife. I always looked forward to my prenatal appointments with her particularly because she took time to address every concern I would have, and because she was a great friend to talk to. When I was struggling with antepartum depression she talked to me on the phone for almost an hour discussing ways to handle it and was a compassionate listening ear for me to express my feelings to. My children especially looked forward to seeing Dy at appointments; throughout my pregnancy she became part of our family. During my labor and birth Dy was great about knowing when to give my husband and me some space, and when to be at my side right when I needed her. I knew I was in good hands with her and I'm so grateful to have had her for my midwife. "
- Juli P. February 2012
"Being new to the Southern Utah area and a first time mom, I had a lot of questions about childbirth. Going against the grain of my family and what was considered a "normal" birth really put me in a league of my own as far as birthing resources and a network of support. Thankfully a little internet research led me to the door of DyAnna Gordon for which I will be forever grateful! Immediately upon contact Dy was open minded, listened to my desire for a natural childbirth and guided me along the way. She was blunt and open when I needed her to be and she was kind and compassionate when I needed support. Dy is extremely well educated on many topics and never once made me feel like I was making a bad choice. She is the epitome of professional yet exudes a sister-like personality in telling you like it is and loving you for who you are.
The birthing class we took from Dy really helped us put into perspective what we would need to do to prepare for a natural childbirth and helped my husband understand how he could support me at birth. When it came time to birth though, I could have never replaced Dy at my side and was so grateful to have her there. Dy put us in contact with our midwife who I also could never have birthed without; they were a great team that always put our baby and us first and helped us through what could have been an emotionally draining couple of days yet turned out to be a beautiful birthing experience.
When baby number two was on the way we were anxious and excited to experience another birth. Because of the resources we gained from our first child we knew we wanted to have an un-medicated birth once again and had Dy lined up to be by our side. After laboring throughout an afternoon and evening, and multiple phone calls to Dy, we soon realized our baby was on the way and fast! We could have never replaced the peace and calm that Dy brought to us that night as our sweet baby girl was born at home in the water just minutes after Dy arrived. Dy once again turned an intense few hours of labor into a beautiful experience as she seamlessly entered the scene allowing us to feel the true joy of childbirth.
Although neither of my daughters births went quite like I expected, I would never change the way they arrived nor would I change having Dy there with us. I would highly recommend Dy as a Childbirth Educator, Doula and Midwife without hesitation; she is blessing the lives of babies and mamas every day."
-Emily P. September 2009 and August 2011
"DyAnna was my midwife for the birth of my first son. I wasn’t sure what to expect or what needed to happen in order for me to have a good experience, but she did. DyAnna helped me understand everything! I felt so relaxed, comfortable, excited, and most of all, informed every time I left an appointment. Not only that, but DyAnna really cared about me and my little family. My appointments felt like visits from a good friend and I always looked forward to them. During my labor and delivery, I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She was right there taking care of everything and guiding me through it. I felt so assured that all was going well and that everything would be okay; and it was. Everything went really smoothly and I was so grateful.
Her childbirth classes are amazing! My husband and I attended them and had a wonderful time. We felt so at ease with DyAnna and were able to ask questions and gain more understanding about the birthing process and taking care of our baby. DyAnna understands so much about the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of having a baby and did a superb job at helping us understand them as well.
DyAnna also helped us to really understand all of the choices we would need to make regarding the birthing process and with our baby afterwards. She helped us make informed decisions about post-natal care for our baby, vaccinations, circumcision, etc. She also helped me make decisions about cloth diapering, breastfeeding and baby wearing, also.
DyAnna is truly an outstanding midwife and I would recommend her to anyone. She loves her clients and is very good at what she does. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthing experience with her."
- Heather and Tyler December 2011
"When I met DyAnna, for the first time, it was like I already knew her. Since then, I have been blessed to have Dy at two of my births. She was an essential element in each of my birth environments. Dy was so caring and loving at both births and I trusted her because she knew exactly how to help me through each contraction. Dy brings a calm and special spirit to everyone with whom she works. It would be hard to imagine giving birth without her because of the huge role she played at my births. Dy is continually broadening her educational knowledge in the realm of birth. I feel confident that any question with which
I come to her, will be answered accurately, compassionately and quickly. Every woman deserves to have someone as amazing and supportive as Dy at their birth."
- Serene P. August 2009 and May 2011
"I took DyAnna’s childbirth classes and learned things I never would have known otherwise. Her classes are fantastic, and helped my husband and I decide to have a home birth. DyAnna is easy to talk to and you know that she genuinely cares about you and your baby. She is supportive and loving before, during, and after the birth. I always felt like I could talk to her about any question or problem I was having. She is fun to be around and knows how to bring a smile to her clients faces. I couldn’t have gotten through labor without her support. She was there for me through each contraction supporting me and encouraging me. She was there for me after my son’s birth also. She was at my house any time I needed anything. She truly does love and care about her clients. I loved having DyAnna at my birth and I never want to have a birth without her love and support!"
-Melissa D. May 2011
"DyAnna isn't just a midwife or a doula, when you invite her to be part of your birth experience you have a new friend. I first met Dy shortly after my sister had her attend her birth. We were all camping together. Later I took her birth class and was amazed at her knowledge and way of explaining things. I took a hospital class with my first child, and it left me more scared and worried about giving birth than I had been before. Dy's class explains everything in a way that is not only easy to understand, but also shows how the human body is made to have babies. It's a natural process and one that we should look forward to with anticipation and preparation, not some life-threatening thing that needs to be feared and gotten through. My husband was so impressed that we asked her to be my doula for a VBAC(vaginal birth after cesarean). She helped through some rough spots in the pregnancy and helped me stay positive. I remember one time I was expressing some concerns and I said "If I can do this VBAC" she stopped me right there and said "You mean when you have this VBAC".
She had major surgery 6 weeks before my baby was born, but she was still there for me, cheering me on. The thing that she said that helped me the most was "You'll never have to do that contraction again." and I think that is good advice for any hard thing we do in life. She is an amazing woman with lots of experience and I'm saddened that she won't be able to help me at my next birth because we have moved out of state."
-Janese B. February 2011