ABOUT Jodi & BIRTH MATTERS

Jodi Anderson  

BIRTH DOULA, birth photographer, doula mentor & PRENATAL EDUCATOR

 

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Jodi Anderson is a wife and proud mum of three young adults and  Grandma to TWO & 1/2!! sweet grandkids!!  

 

She received DONA Certified Birth Doula Training in 1998 and Advanced Birth Doula DONA Training with Penny Simkin 1999. She is also an approved Experienced Member of Doula Services Association of BC ~ a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19.

She has added Birth Doula Mentorship to her practice in 2020, allowing her to share he experience and knowledge with the new generation of Doulas.

She also currently  in the cross certifying process with  ProDoula  & working towards becoming a Birth Doula trainer.

 

Since that time she has supported and guided well over  1500 women and their families throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and post-partum over the last 22 years.  A highly respected member of the birth community, She has worked with all physicians & labour and delivery nurses, as well as all the midwives in the Kamloops area.

Feedback and reviews of her services can be reviewed here.

 

Jodi is also the Owner/Founder of Modern Nest the First and Only Doula and Prenatal Education Centre in Kamloops in Spring of 2017, now offering all clients an amazing space to come to for meetings, support, community connection, classes, and resources. 

 

The Doula services she provides include labour preparation, birth planning sessions, as well as continuous support throughout labour, delivery (at home or hospital), the initial post-partum period, photography, & an in office postpartum visit

 

She believes strongly in the power and importance of the birth process and is a guardian of you and your partner's birth day memories. 

 

The experience offered by Jodi & her back up team with Birth Matters is unparalleled in the Kamloops area. They have over 70 combined years of experience of supporting expectant and new family in the Kamloops area! 

 

Are you ready to embark on the most rewarding journey of your life?

MEET THE birth matters

back-up  TEAM

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Sarah Molnar
DONA & DSA Badge

Sarah lives in Merritt, BC and in addition to being a birth doula, also owns/works at Brambles Bakery and Cafe. She completed her DONA Birth Doula training in 2016.  Sarah has been working as a birth doula for ever since and has added postpartum work to her practice as well. She also is a  DSA Member ~ a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19.

Her passion for seeing women learn to embrace birth as an empowering adventure continues to grow with each family she has the privilege to work with. When not attending births you can find her baking, knitting, reading and hanging out with her family. Sarah facilitates a drop in prenatal class at Merritt Moms, and has three boys of her own.

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Jasper Bailey ~ Mentored Doula
certified birth Doula -cd-l ~ PRO DOULA & DSA badge

Jasper lives in Kamloops with her husband and two young adult children.  In addition to being a birth doula, also works in Kamloops as a community support worker.

 

Jaspers path to becoming a doula was inspired after having her own doula support for her last birth, a surrogacy journey.  Ever since that transformative experience of giving birth with the support of midwives, doula, partner and the baby’s family she found a passion in her for wanting to support and encourage others on their own path and journeys. 

 

She trained and certified with ProDoula in 2020, as well as received her DSA Badge the same year~ a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19.

 

She’s currently working under mentorship with Birth Matters and is looking forward to supporting new families at their births. 

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Kayla Wolfe ~ Mentored Doula
certified Birth doula -CD-L~ Pro DOULA & DSA Badge

Kayla has lived in Kamloops for 10 years and works for the School District as a Certified Education Assistant. 

After supporting her sister through the birth of her child, Kayla was drawn to the power of birth and intrigued by the process. Since then, Kayla and her husband have had 2 children of their own. Personally experiencing this amazing support emphasized that Kayla wanted to be that person for other families in her community.

 

As such, Kayla made the decision to seek out and complete her Doula training with Pro-Doula in 2020. She also obtained her DSA Member a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19. She is currently taking new clients in the Birth Matters Mentorship program and can't wait to support you on your birth journey.

Kayla is a caring wife and mother of 2 littles and a dog. She is passionate about the birth process and supporting you and your families as you go on this life changing journey.  

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Nicole Cant
BScN,  ICBLC, dona 

Graduating from Thompson Rivers University in 2015 with a BScN, I have worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care, Postpartum, and Labour and Delivery units at Royal Inland Hospital. I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in June of 2018, and I attended DONA doula training in November 2018. I am most proud, however of my three beautiful children. Each of them from conception through birth and now early adulthood and teenage years has transformed my life. They both humble me and ground me and push me to be the best person I can. My husband and children are my biggest fans. I firmly believe that each birth is both amazing and unique. I will often tell patients/clients families that they are writing their story, one they will remember for as long as they live. My wish for your birth is that you are made to feel strong, supported, empowered, and informed. It is an honour and privilege to be invited to support families at these defining moments. 

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Vicki Hanson
DONA & CBE

Vicki is a wife and a mother of three, who has lived her entire adult life in Kamloops.  Vicki completed her DONA training in 1997, and was one of the first Doulas to practice in Kamloops.  Her love of birth, led her to complete the Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training in 2001, Breastfeeding Counsellor course in 2002, Lamaze Teen Specialist training, Birthing From Within Mentor 1 training, as well as many others.  Vicki loves the experience of working with a diversity of clients' wants and wishes. Her work has allowed her to provide a genuine level of care and passion, to each family she works with - helping them achieve their hopes.  In recent years, Vicki has been a great resource for Jodi and Birth Matters; supporting families together.  Vicki looks forward to meeting with you!

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Tara Lippmann
bscN - DONA - CBE

Tara is a DONA trained birth doula, childbirth educator and a Registered Nurse with specialized training in breastfeeding, working in Public Health Maternity Care. Graduating from Thompson Rivers University in 2005 with a BScN and completed her DONA training in 2009.

Tara has been serving families in and around Kamloops for the past 14 years. She is married with three children. Tara believes birth is a normal, natural process and trusts in a woman’s ability to give birth. Her passion is to support women and their families to create their own memorable and unique journey through pregnancy, labour and parenthood.

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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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