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Jun-Nicole Matsushita

 

Certified Labor Doula (CBI)

319*430*6736

junnicole88@gmail.com

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.

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"Jun-Nicole is a kind and calm natured person, but she can make sure your voice and requests are taken seriously." Michelle

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Other Services:

  • Workshops: Birth Planning and Birth Movement

  • Postpartum Doula: Serving Iowa City Families

  • Babywearing Consultations

  • Birth Plan Consultations: Serving Families Nationwide

 

Birth Plan Workshop

Taught by Jun-Nicole Matsushita of Bamboo Birth Services

Attendees of the Birth Plan Workshop will learn about:

The structure of a birth plan

How to write an efficient and effective document

How to use the birth plan as a communication tool:

a)      Writing the document

b)      With your care provider

c)       With your hospital birth team

An overview of hospital birth interventions, procedures and options

 

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to submit their birth plan drafts for review.

 

The workshop is intended to complement and not replace comprehensive childbirth education courses.

$50 fee per couple

Discount for students of Iowa City Doulas childbirth educators: Mindful Birthing and Bradley Childbirth with Kara and Marcus Seaton, and clients of Iowa City Doulas

To register please contact: junnicole88@gmail.com or call 319 430 6736

 

Birth Movement Workshop

Taught by author and certified birth doula, Jun-Nicole Matsushita of Bamboo Birth Services

Attendees of the Birth Movement Workshop will:

Receive the Ebook of the 2011 instructional book, Birth Movement: How to use the birth sling, squat bar, birth ball and positions for your no-to-low intervention hospital birth Birth Movement

Learn about the benefits of movement and mobility during birth

How to use movement, the birth sling, squat bar and birth ball

How to adjust positions through the stages of labor

Accommodations and appropriate positions for both unmedicated and medicated birth (epidural and narcotics)

 

The Birth Movement workshop is intended as a preparation for pregnant women and their birth partners, for doulas, nurses, midwives, obstetricians and others who are interested in learning how to use movement and low-tech methods to promote and support no-to-low intervention hospital births.

 

The workshop is intended to complement and not replace comprehensive childbirth education courses.

$50 fee per couple

Discount for students of Iowa City Doulas childbirth educators: Mindful Birthing and Bradley Childbirth with Kara and Marcus Seaton, and clients of Iowa City Doulas

To register please contact: junnicole88@gmail.com or call 319 430 6736

 

 

Postpartum Doula Services

10 hours @ $200

$25 per hour

 

  • Free consultation visit to define and understand our expectations of one another

  • Unlimited phone and e-mail support to answer your questions and offer suggestions and support

  • Prenatal planning visit to assess your needs and desires 

  • Assistance in writing your resource list  

  • Access to my lending library of books and DVDs about breastfeeding, parenting and baby care

  • Practical in home post partum support tailored to your needs

  • Breastfeeding support  and trouble shooting if questions or problems arise.

  • Babywearing instruction with access to my carrier library

  • Referrals to local resources and services

 

Why Use a Postpartum Doula? The role of the postpartum doula is fluid. An important part of her role is to come alongside the parents and together decide what type of support they will need. Some families need educational support: breastfeeding, infant support, and how to care for the new mother. Others rely more on the non-judgmental emotional support that the postpartum doula has to offer. Still others have more practical needs – like feeding the family and running errands. Most families find that their doula provides all of these things, according to the needs that develop, as well as the ever-important communication between the doula and her clients.

DONA International Postpartum Doula Topic Sheet

 

Babywearing Consultation, $25

Contact me to arrange a one hour babywearing consultation in Iowa City. Learn the basics on baby carrier safety, selection, and technique.

Private Birth Plan Consultations

Do you live in Seattle, New York, Chicago, or California, but still want to work with me? How is that possible you ask if Bamboo Birth Services is based in Iowa. No problem. I offer online Birth Plan Writing and Revision Services:

Step One is to request my free birth plan template.

Step Two is to choose which birth plan writing service best fits your needs. You can choose between the Elite Birth Plan Writing Service or the Basic Birth Plan Revision.

Step Three Contact Me to start the process and we will work via telephone and online. We will review your birth goals, location, and choice of care provider to assess what best meets your needs.  From there we will write, revise and finalize your birth plan.

  • Elite Birth Plan Writing Service, $75 (private). To start, we will review your birth goals, your birth location, and choice of care provider. From there I will guide you in writing, revising, and finalizing your birth plan. Once the birth plan is complete I will review with you how to use your birth plan as a working document to communicate with your care provider during prenatal appointments and with your birth team. "Define and Declare your Wishes" on your journey to experiencing an empowering birth.

  • Birth Plan Revision Service, $50. This service is for you if you have written a draft of your birth plan. I will review your birth plan and make suggestions for revisions. Once the birth plan is complete we will review how to use your birth plan as a working document.

 

 

I am there to support your wishes and to facilitate your journey to parenthood in an environment of security and confidence

phone: 319-430-6736

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