Embracing wellness, family & community

Welcome to Matraea

Being a mother takes us to the edge of ourselves and back. It is a journey of hope and sorrow, of love, tears, perserverance and patience. It is by far one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives. At Matraea, our mission is to support and empower every mother, new or experienced, to give birth with dignity and grace, in a way that is right for her.

Midwives Kate Koyote and Selina Boily, founders of Matraea, have spent over two decades serving women; delivering their babies and supporting their families. The natural, organic line of remedies they have developed addresses common problems like low iron, morning sickness, water retention, diaper rash and low milk supply–underlining their commitment to choice, safety, and education.

Kate and Selina use Matraea products with their own children, and on the hundreds of Mamas and babies they have delivered. They are confident that you will love them too, as your children grow and thrive, inside and outside the belly!

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The Matraea Centre

Embracing wellness, family and community, the Matraea Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, is a hub for alternative health and wellness services for women and families. The Centre provides midwifery services to 40% of the families in the Cowichan Valley and houses a range of practitioners, whose services include naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, acupuncture, counselling, pre-natal education, yoga classes and bookkeeping.

The Matraea Centre is at the heart of the Cowichan Territory and hosts events throughout the year focused on building community, supporting families and empowering women.

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“Matraea is the embodiment of our commitment to making a difference to women, families, communities, and ultimately the world.”

Selina Boily, Registered Midwife & Matraea Founder

Recommended Reading for Pregnancy

When embarking on a journey such as motherhood, it is perfectly understandable that you may want to read everything you can find. It’s also perfectly understandable that trying to read everything you find might overwhelm and confuse you: there are, after all, so many books out there on pregnancy and parenting. Here are a handful that we recommend…

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Why Do Some Women Choose to Birth at Home?

Women choose to birth at home because it’s their place of safety: home is where they believe they will be the most comfortable, relaxed and supported; home is where they believe their bodies will have the best chance to work the way they are designed to; home is the environment that they wish to bring their newborn baby into…

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Who Started the Stork Rumour?

Ever wonder why it has traditionally been a stork who delivers babies?

Why a stork? Why is a bird delivering babies at all? What is going on here?

Well, we did some research and believe that we have come up with the backstory of this fun folktale…

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“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” – Agatha Christie

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