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Ruth Johnson

NavaBirth

Kelowna, BC Service range 60 miles

2508787086

https://www.instagram.com/navabirth/

Birth Fee

$600 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Availability Remarks: Also serving as a Prenatal Doula for people experiencing anxiety during pregnancy and/or fear of birth.

Birth Fee

$600 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

20 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

20 years and 40 families served


Doula Training

  • Doula Training Canada, January 2023

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: non smokers please

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Birth is ceremony! Will also incorporate drumming and other music into your birth environment.


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapist or counselor
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have a practicing license with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and a Certificate in Perinatal Nursing. I have recently retired and I am thrilled that I have free time to offer my services as a doula and health care navigator.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Payments made by Cash, Cheque, or E-Transfer accepted. I am registered in the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP). Meaning that the first $1200 CDN of my prenatal/labour & birth/postpartum doula services are paid by the DAFGP grant. Payment Plans can be arranged.

Service Area

Kelowna, BC Service range 60 miles

Client Testimonials for Ruth Johnson

Post a testimonial for Ruth Johnson

Amy Kofoed

3/18/2022

Where to begin? Our first birth was unsupported. It was just my husband and I and it went sideways. Leading up to this delivery I was getting anxious because I felt we needed support. For both my husband and I. We reached out to Ruth and without hesitation she was willing to be by our side. We cannot imagine having done this without her. How we ever survived the first birth without her we don't know! During labour she was not only by my side helping me through each contraction, she was a comfort and an incredible support. When I felt overwhelmed with decisions she helped explain everything to me and made me feel supported in whatever I chose. When my husband passed out during the delivery, you could imagine my anxiety over that, but Ruth was right there by my side comforting me and encouraging me. Postpartum I was nervous about anxiety creeping up again. She was there supporting me and giving me tips on how to manage it and my ever changing hormones. Because of her support I felt strong postpartum and it's been a quick journey to feeling like myself again. Like I've stated already, we cannot imagine not having had her by our side. We feel so incredibly lucky! 

Birth Availability for Ruth Johnson

= Available. Calendar last updated: 01-27-2023

Postpartum Availability for Ruth Johnson

= Available. Calendar last updated: 01-27-2023