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Ruth Johnson

NavaBirth

Kelowna, BC Service range 100 miles Virtual & International Services

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Birth Fee

$800 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$35

Availability Remarks: I provide respectful physical, emotional, and nonmedical support before and after birth.

Birth Fee

$800 to $1800

Postpartum Rate

$35


Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:


Birth Doula Experience

20 years and 100 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

20 years and 40 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Doula Training Canada - Certified Labour & Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Doula Training Canada - Certified Postpartum Doula

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


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Infant massage education
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care and parenting classes
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Perinatal wellness coach
  • 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
  • Special Services
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation

credential


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have recently retired from Registered Nursing (Perinatal) and I am thrilled that I have free time to offer my services as a doula, doula trainer/mentor and health care navigator.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I am registered in the Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP). Payment Plans can be arranged.

Service Area

Kelowna, BC Service range 100 miles Virtual & International Services

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Client Testimonials for Ruth Johnson

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Lauren

11/27/2023

We feel so fortunate and thankful to have had Ruth as our doula. Her calm demeanor and vast knowledge helped us feel more comfortable and less intimidated about the whole experience. She gave so much of her time and energy to create a positive birth story. Ruth knew when to step in and help and also when to step back and allow my husband to support me as we figured out how to work as a team through the life changing experience of bringing a little life into this world. Ruth followed up afterwards to check in to see how things were going and to provide helpful postpartum tips too. We couldn’t recommend Ruth highly enough. ♥?

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: 07-16-2024

Postpartum Availability for Ruth Johnson

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-16-2024