Bamboo is a vigorous and versatile plant that
symbolizes grace, endurance and compromise as it
bends but does not easily break. Bamboo
survives in the harshest conditions and endures
nature's challenges with resilience and flexibility.
Standing tall and green year-round a bamboo forest
sways in the wind reminding us of the strength,
yielding and adaptability necessary during the
powerful process of birth.
"I think fondly of my birth every single day. I know
everyone says the day your child is born is the best
day of your life and it's true, but her birth was
the best event of my life. It has really
changed me and how I see myself. Thank you for your
part in that." Elisa, Cedar Rapids, IA
"I am always
happy to see you in one of our client's rooms."
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Certified
Where do the
100+ Bamboo Birth families live?
NOTE: The families pictured in these pages have
given written permission to share their photographs
August 22, 2013
Hello and welcome to Bamboo Birth Services,
I am Jun-Nicole Matsushita, certified birth doula in
I can help you experience a
positive, comfortable, safe, birth in the hospital.
I will help you with a natural birth, low intervention
birth or a medicated birth with a low intervention
You have come to the right place if:
You are a woman planning to give birth in Iowa
City with a certified professional doula who has
attended over 100 births over six years.
You are a couple who wants to be prepared with the
tools and information to make informed decisions
during your pregnancy, birth, and as parents.
You want an advocate to provide continuous
informational, emotional, and physical support.
You want somebody there to reassure your
birth partner with information, make
suggestions on how best to support you, and provide
the time and space for them to eat and rest.
Perhaps, you had a stressful or even traumatic past
birth and are seeking non-judgmental guidance.
Perhaps, you had an unexpected cesarean section
during your previous birth and would like to
experience a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).
You want a
certified professional with you during your
birth from the time you call me to be with you until
you are resting comfortably with your baby in your
For this birth you may be interested in:
mobile and following your bodies desire to
change positions during labor and birth.
Birth Movement through positioning, the birth
ball, rebozo/selendang sling, labor tub, or squat
techniques and guided imagery as coping skills.
Action Plan. If you are the person who wants to
learn what options you have and would like to work with
an expert to help you prepare for and experience an
empowering hospital birth enjoy and explore the
You will find my Birth Doula Packages
and Frequently Asked Questions on the
Find out how my training and
influence my birth work on the
You will find where Bamboo Birth is featured in the Press
and present in the Community on the
Hear from past clients and
health care providers on my
Find out how partners feel about
working with me as their doula on the
available to you: Birth Movement and Birth Plan
Workshops, Postpartum Doula Services,
and Babywearing Consultations.
share your personal
from the womb to the playroom to the schoolroom.
You will find links to local
childbirth classes, care providers, holistic practitioners,
support groups, and both National and online support forums and
information on my
You are invited to connect with Bamboo Birth on the
Enquiries? Suggestions? Messages?
and you are invited to sign the guestbook.
I am looking forwards to hearing from you.
Please call me
at 319-430-6736 or
Certified Labor Doula (CBI), Hypnobabies Childbirth
Hypnosis Doula (HCHD), MA
Enjoy and Explore my website to find out how I may
Two: Make phone or e-mail contact
Step Three: Schedule your consultation visit.
Bamboo Birth online and Connect:
Tell a friend.
Yes, they can
have a positive hospital birth experience!!
Movement: How to Use the Birth Sling, Squat Bar,
Birth Ball, and Positions for Your No-to-low
Intervention Hospital Birth, 2011,
Bamboo Birth Services: From the womb to the
playroom to the schoolroom