Our Birth Doulas  are ready  to provide experienced,  

unbiased emotional, physical and informational support

to the expecting mother & partner, in labour and the immediate postpartum.

 

Our role is to support women & their partners in a safe, memorable

and empowering birthing experience  for all birth preferences.

WHAT IS A DOULA?

Birth Matters birth Doula Care

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Birth Matters
Professional Doula Service Details

 

The following services are provided to each Mother, and her Partner with a ProDoula Trained Professional Doula:

 

  • 1-2 labour preparation sessions in office to get to know each other, discuss your birth preferences and guide you through the birth planning process. 

 

  • 24hrs / 7 days/wk. On Call period commences upon hiring & 24-hour phone assistance as needed.

  • Reliable  Amazing Back-up team of Doulas also in place to ensure excellent support for all during labour &birth.

 

  • Continuous support during active labour (or sooner upon mothers request) at your home and/or at your chosen birthing site.                                                                          

  • Relaxing & Private office for our appointments as well as the spacious learning room for bigger group settings. Large well stocked lending library of books and dvds for client use.
     

  • During labour: we will help you with relaxation techniques, positions, visualization and positive affirmations, breathing, and informational support. Access to tools such as TENS machines & peanut balls available to all clients. (as requested and available)

 

  • Photography to document your labour, the birth, & immediate postpartum available if desired included in fee -includes up to 10-15  images, editing, and files. 
     

  • Immediate Post-Partum support (usually an hour or two post birth) . Includes initiation of Breastfeeding support if desired & assistance with bonding with your newborn during your immediate post-partum.
     

  • 1 post-partum follow-up visit in office answering questions you may have about your birth, reviewing Photos of the birth and providing any additional information you might require for a smooth family transition. 

 

  • We work with a limited number of families each month so that we can provide the best care possible.  If you know you would like our support, we recommend booking early to ensure we have availability at the time of your estimated delivery date.

 

  • We offer ongoing support to all our clients within our office, with regular family events, drop-in groups, learning sessions, and reunions planned frequently. Our doors never close.
     

Benefits of Professional Birth Doula Support

Hiring a professional Birth Doula is a wonderful way to support & prepare both you and your partner for the birth of your child.  We recognize that each couple is unique and support every type of birth plan, hospital & home birth.  This is our passion and PROFESSION, we dedicate all our time within the world of supporting the wishes and plans of our birthing families. 

 

 https://doulamatch.net/profile/3510/jodi-anderson-cddona 

 

There are many studies done over the last couple of decades that have demonstrated the benefits to labouring moms and their partners to have trained, professional birth support.

 

Call or email today to book your support!

 

Free Initial Consultation

Find out all about our amazing Doulas on the ABOUT tab on the website. 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. We offer an initial free consultation that gives you a better sense of what our Doula practice  and team have to offer. This meeting is informal and carries no obligation. Want to meet? Appointments can been booked weekday daytime. Fill out the form below and find a time for your consultation with one of us today!

 

First Nations or Metis Families

 We are pre-approved 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 themselves. Feel free to email us for the links to apply or more information on the fund. We also have the forms in office if you prefer to fill it out here.

What to Expect

The Birth Matters team, 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. We specialize in attuning to your specific style and needs during this amazing journey.

 

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. All Birth Matters Doulas  are Trained and Certified via DONA International  &/or  ProDoula. 

 

Want to know what others have said?   

Feedback and reviews can be seen here.

 

Fees & Registration

Before purchasing, please complete the online registration form  to discuss our availability for each respective Doula , your birth preferences & wishes and your estimated due date (EDD).

 

Birth Doula Services cost  from $1200-$1400  and require a $400 deposit to secure a spot. Your space is confirmed when availability is verified & deposit is received. We work with a limited number of families each month so that we can provide the best care possible.  If you know you would like our support, we recommend booking early to ensure we have availability at the time of your estimated delivery date. 

Payments can be paid via cash, e-transfer, or online (via Paypal ).

 

Once the deposit is paid we are your doula and available/on-call commences - see contract for further refund policy

birth.matters@me.com

503 - 1315 Summit Drive.

Kamloops, BC

(within Modern Nest - In Sahali's Tudor Village)

STEP 1
Please fill out form first
to ensure availability

Complete our online registration form.

MENTORed DOULAs

Birth Matters & Jodi are now mentoring newer doulas as they grow and deepen their knowledge. Due to the volume of inquiries we have added this program for more families to have access to Birth Matters level & quality of care.  Our Mentored Doulas are fully trained and Certified through ProDoula and have been approved by Doula Services Association of BC (allowing them access to RIH during COVID19) and work closely with you &  Jodi throughout your  care, and offer the exact same services package with the additional guidance from Jodi. (2 Doulas for the price of one ;)

When you hire a mentored Doula, you will get the following package:
 

An initial interview in Office OR via Zoom or other online platform with no obligation

2 prenatal visits in our office - (One with Jodi present)

Unlimited phone/email support

Access to an extensive lending library

Use of an Elle TENS machine

On call 24/7 (or able to supply reliable back-up, often Jodi herself) from the point of hiring until the birth of your baby

• 1-postpartum visit

Access to the all activities run through Birth Matters & Modern Nest

 

The fee for all of these services with our services with one of our amazing mentored Doulas & Jodi  is $1200

Find Bio's on all these awesome Doulas in our ABOUT Tab of the website.

 

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

Contact Jodi for more information today!  

 
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Photography SERVicES

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 go to registration page  to fill out and share your due date & arrange for doula support.

 

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