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Our Commitment To You

 

Birth Matters is committed to supporting women and their families through pregnancy and birth.  We recognize it's an amazing time full of change and we provide education and support.  We support YOUR birth wishes. Choose hospital birth with an epidural or home water birth, It's up to you to decide how you want to give birth and our goal to support it! We know this is an unforgettable chapter in your lives and strive to help you prepare for and preserve your birth day memories. Birth Matters is located in Modern Nest the first facility of its kind in Kamloops, Providing its clients the only freestanding office, library, and classroom for education, support, and community.

Our Services

 

Birth Matters has been providing DONA International Trained Professional Birth Doula Services, birth photography, Intensive and group prenatal classes since 1998. They are offered in our beautiful calming office space & fully equipped learning space & classroom.

History

“The word 'doula' comes from the ancient Greek meaning: "a woman who serves", and is now used to refer to "a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.” — DONA International

Benefits

Hiring a Professional Doula is a wonderful way to support both you and your partner in birthing your child.  We recognize that each family is unique and support every type of birth plan, home, hospital.  Jodi Anderson has supported nearly a 1000 mothers & partners over the last 20 years,  and she can help GUIDE & SUPPORT you and your partner with personal, experienced and attentive support. This is not a hobby for us.

 

Free Initial Consultation

Choosing a Doula who will be present at your birth is an important decision that is shaped by many factors, including experience, training, and philosophy of care. I offer an initial free consultation that gives you a better sense of who I am as a Doula and what I have to offer. This meeting is informal and carries no obligation. Want to meet? Fill out the form below and book your consultation today!

 

First Nations or Metis Families

Jodi is a pre-approved Doula for the Aboriginal Doula Fund. This fund is available to all Mothers or Partners who identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit - it covers up to $1000 towards our Doulas fees. The client must apply to the fund directly. Feel free to email me for the links to apply or more information on the fund.

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Please contact Birth Matters via email to discuss your needs

 - whether it be for a group prenatal series, Intensive prenatal sessions, prenatal in a day,  or doula support.

professional birth DOULA & Photography SERVicES

What to Expect

At Birth Matters, we are committed to your preparation for and support throughout your birth journey.  To begin the process, we meet with you and your partner to discuss your birth preferences.  During this time, we will listen to your needs and wishes for your birth. Discussing the birth planning process and what to expect with routine procedures and possible events of birthing and all your wishes, preferences and answering any other concerns that may arise.

 

On the day of your labour, we will support you by guiding you through your chosen relaxation techniques, positions, visualization exercises, and positive affirmations. Providing breathing and informational support throughout your entire active labour period.  Later on, after your little one has arrived; we can also provide assistance with breastfeeding initiation if desired & guidance for your baby’s initial bonding experience. We also offer an in-office post-partum follow-up visit, usually 2-4 wks post-partum - answering questions and providing support to you and your family to help with a smooth family transition. Birth Matters Doula services are DONA International Trained and have been proudly serving families since 1998. 

 

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Feedback and reviews can be seen here.

 

Labour, Birth & PostPartum Photography

Birth Matters also offers photography services for your labour, birth and initial post-partum time as desired. Included in the fee are up to 10-15 Images of your experience. These photos are presented in an in-office slideshow & presented to you fully edited on a CD, at our final postpartum in office visit. 

 

Free Initial Consultation

Choosing a Doula who will be present at your birth is an important decision that is shaped by many factors, including experience, training, and philosophy of care. I offer an initial free consultation that gives you a better sense of who I am as a Doula and what I have to offer. This meeting is informal and carries no obligation. Want to meet? Fill out the form below and book your consultation today!

Booking Information

To ensure we can accommodate your due date, we require booking registration information before payment for doula services. 

Space is only guaranteed with confirmation of availability & receipt of deposit.  Payments can be made via e-transfer, Paypal online, or also by cash, or credit card directly in office.

 

Please email Jodi  to discuss your due date and arrange for doula support.

 

Our Office & Classroom are located at  503 - 1315 Summit Drive within Modern Nest in Sahali's Tudor Village.

PRENATAL CLASSES

Education is the Key!
Proudly offering Kamloops' Only Freestanding Birth Support and Education Centre!

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Our Prenatal classes provide a great social and educational benefit to Mom & Partner or Chosen Support Person!

 

Birth Matters specializes in preparing expecting families for an amazing, educated birth and bonding & breastfeeding experience. Through 5 weeks of FUN, Interactive, & comprehensive childbirth classes, 2 Intensive Customized childbirth classes, & Prenatal in a Day we are able to educate and prepare you for your upcoming birthday & postpartum throughout the Kamloops area. They are taught by a facilitator with over 21 yrs. experience in labour and delivery and who is experienced & passionate about the amazing journey it comes with.

 

We strongly believe:

 

  1. You CAN have an amazing birth and initial bonding experience!

  2. Expecting Families can work together and grow closer through childbirth education.

  3. Learning to relax both mentally, emotionally and physically is an important skill needed for a natural birth. 

  4. Preparation, knowledge, and support are an integral part of having a memorable & empowered birth experience.

 

Here at Birth Matters, we believe that education is the key to feeling prepared for your child's birth and postpartum period.

 

OUR CLASSES INCLUDE 3 options:

 

5 Week Comprehensive Group Prenatal Class - details and outline on class tab

 

2 session Intensive Customized Labour & Birth Class - Small Group Setting  - details and outline on class tab

-perfect for those working shifts, out of town or as a refresher for those who might have previous birth experiences but want to update or re-prepare for the new arrival.

Prenatal in a DAY  - details and outline on class tab

- Condensed Prenatal in a Day session - designed for busy families who cannot fit in the 5wk or 2 class options

-Covers Labour Stages, Comfort Measures, Medication Options, and PostPartum Preparation

Our beautiful, large learning space and office are located at:

 

503 - 1315 Summit Drive within Modern Nest

(in Sahali's Tudor Village)

 

Thank you for joining me on this most incredible journey, as you prepare to give birth to your baby. I am honored to be part of your journey.    

 

Let’s get started! Please visit our Prenatal Classes page for more information.

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BIRTH MATTERS  |  KAMLOOPS, BC

EMAIL:  BIRTH.MATTERS@ME.COM

503- 1315 Summit Drive

(Tudor Village, within Modern Nest)

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