Meet The Team
Meet our team members and learn about their expertise areas as we want to ensure you select a doula best suited for your needs. Don’t forget you can book a free initial consultation to connect with one of our team members below to get you set for your childbirth journey.
Owner, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula - CD-L - Pro Doula & DSA Badge
Kayla has always been drawn to the power of birth and intrigued by the process. She and her husband personally experienced a strong, supportive network throughout her own births that was a life-changing part of their parenting from the beginning. It was also her birthing experiences that pushed her to follow her passion and become a doula so she could offer that same level of support to other families and new parents.
Kayla was raised in the Metis community and culture in a family that identifies as Metis. It is these life experiences that drive her passion to help families embrace their culture and traditions during birth. She is driven by the comfort she can provide to families in each stage of birth and postpartum in both hospital births and in-home births. Kayla feels very privileged to have the strong relationships she does with the incredible doctors, midwives, nurses, and other health care professionals in Kamloops.
Kayla completed her Birth & Postpartum Doula training and certification with ProDoula, and has her DSA Member badge. In her eyes, one of the most fascinating things about birth is that no one knows everything about it, so there’s always opportunities to learn more. This fuels her love for continued education.
Kayla feels honoured to support you alongside the incredible and passionate team of doulas at Birth Matters. In 2023, Birth Matters will continue meeting and supporting your families both in our classroom known as Modern Nest, and during your birth and postpartum journeys as you bring new life into the world.
Founder & Doula Mentor, ProDoula, DONA & DSA Badge
Birth Doula mentor, birth photography, & Prenatal Educator
Jodi Anderson is a wife, proud mum of three young adults and Grandma to 3 sweet grandkids.
She received DONA Certified Birth Doula Training in 1998 and Advanced Birth Doula DONA Training with Penny Simkin 1999. She Cross-certified with ProDoula in 2021. She is also an approved Experienced Member of Doula Services Association of BC and has received her vaccinations (3) for Covid~ a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19.
She has stepped back from on call work, in order to focus on mentorship and education classes. Prior to stepping back into Mentorship and training, she had spent the last Two decades supporting and guiding well over 2000 women and their families throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and post-partum over the last 24 years. A highly respected member of the birth community, She works with all physicians & labour and delivery nurses, as well as all the midwives in the Kamloops area.
Jodi is also the Founder of Modern Nest the First and Only Doula and Prenatal Education Centre in Kamloops, now offering all clients an amazing space to come to for meetings, support, community connection, classes, and resources.
She will continue to work closely with the Birth Matters Doulas & recommends all the Doulas on the amazing team for any family looking for support. Jodi still runs all educational courses in the centre and will carry on teaching during the transition of ownership. She believes strongly in the power and importance of the birth process of you and your partner's birth day memories.
Certified Birth Doula - CD-L ~ Pro Doula & DSA Badge
Jasper’s path to becoming a doula was inspired after having her own doula support for her last birth, a surrogacy journey. Ever since those transformative experiences of giving birth with the support of midwives, a doula, partner, and family, she found a passion in her for wanting to support and encourage others on their own path and journeys.
Jasper is trained and certified with ProDoula, as well as received her DSA Badge and double vaccination, both a key part of credentials for attending births in hospital during COVID-19. She has great experience in both home and hospital births, and works well with the doctors and midwives in the Kamloops region. She completed her mentorship with Birth Matters in 2019 and is looking forward to supporting new families at their births.
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.
Caity Barrett, PT
Physiotherapist with specialized training & focus in both pediatrics and pelvic health
Caity loves to support families through their transition into the first few years of parenthood. As a mom of three, she is in the thick of early parenthood and understands firsthand many challenges that can arise during this stage of life. Her passion and skills are for helping children and families achieve their goals of participating in all of the activities that they love. This can range from returning to exercise postpartum or helping a baby learn to roll and explore their environment.
Caity’s training in pediatrics includes motor development throughout childhood, orthopedic rehabilitation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), infant massage, and childhood pelvic health. She also has training to support adults with incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain, and labour and delivery. Additionally, Caity is currently training to support breastfeeding families as well. Be sure to check out her Infant Massage classes as they are an exciting addition to our offerings at The Modern Nest.
PS. This picture is from her kitchen where she tends to spend a lot of time these days (and mostly enjoy) feeding her growing family and baking delicious things.