A few weeks ago, I popped into LightSource Chiropractic do peddle my doula services, in hopes of finding a mutually supportive business relationship. I am always in want of fantastic chiropractors to support the alignment of my mamas, and who might be able to help a breech baby turn or a baby who is nearing 42 weeks to make a move.
I am always a little nervous when I make a pop-in. I could never be in sales, I hate cold calls. So it takes a some affirmations and deep breaths as I knock on someone's door. I pooped my head in with an awkward "heloooo?" I was greeted with the subtle scent of essential oils. I spied cookies out on a tray. Dr Jodi strode over with an open face, a warm smile, and bare feet. "I'm a doula..." I began, and she wrapped me up in a big hug. Within minutes we were swapping birth stories, and putting to words the depth of our love for working with baby bellies.
A week later I found myself face down on the table in Dr. Jodi’s office. My neck cracks when I move, my knees creak when I squat. I was embarrassed to reveal how out of alignment I was. As she moved along my body she asked gently, what is this about? And, in time I found myself allowing her to see the parts of myself that needed deepest healing.
It took a few days for my body to process the healing that moved through me that day. The adjustment was subtle and gentle, but it went to the core of the hurt that I carry. The shift occurred on a soul level. “Dr. Jodi, the thing is, I think I am broken.” And I had only met this woman once, for 15 minutes, she in bare feet and I feeling awkward about sharing my business cards.
I got more than I bargained for that day. A chiropractor who will come to my clients in the hospital in labor, or postpartum. Who will work with mamas prenatally- not just to keep the mother’s spine and pelvis in good order for an easier birth, but in facilitating connection between mother and baby. And a new chiropractor for the next phase of my healing journey.
I’ve never written a blog post selling a product or a person before. And I wasn’t asked to do this. I just think you all need to know about this little vortex of love and healing (tho, aren’t they one and the same?) named Dr. Jodi Dimmerman who does her work in Princeton and Clinton. www.myprincetonchiropractor.com