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

Baby’s First Camping Trip

With the May long weekend fast approaching, many plan to celebrate with the year’s first camping trip.  But what happens if this year you are new parents to a newborn? While becoming new parents shouldn’t stop you from getting out there and enjoying Mother Nature, and time with friends and family, there are—however–some adjustments to be made . . . !   Like anything new, doing a “trial run” in order to work out the kinks or to create some peace of mind– especially for first time parents—could be invaluable. Set up your “camp site” in the backyard or living room to get a feel for what you may need–or what you don’t need. As parents we tend to way over-pack for baby.   It’s camping, so you’ll want to pack mostly sleeping clothes remembering natural fibres such as wool are the best because they allow baby to regulate their body temperature better.  And as always, think layers, especially as the weather could be anything. The only thing you really can’t over pack is diapers, so bring a few extra more than you think you need!   It’s better to have more on hand than not—as you’re camping you may or may not be near a store.   For your first camping trip with your infant, try to stay closer to home in case things don’t go as well as expected. Be realistic, and lower your expectations a little around doing a lot as everything takes more energy when you are caring for a little person’s needs. And speaking of things going off the rails—it’s a good idea to be pro-active... read more

Creating the Perfect Customized Gift Box

Customized gift boxes are always a popular gift! From both the giver’s and the receiver’s perspective. The key word here is customized: although pre-packaged gift boxes are lovely there is something special about creating a gift box or basket and selecting items especially for someone,

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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

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

Use our pregnancy due date calculator to calculate your most important pregnancy dates. Fill in your Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date and your email to receive most of the important dates of your pregnancy.


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