Prenatal Classes

Kaya Edwards is a birth & postpartum doula and childbirth educator, teaching prenatal education workshops for expecting families at the Matraea Centre.

Birth & Baby Prep

Kaya Edwards | Cowichan Doula

$150/birth team | $90/single

With an afternoon dedicated to each prenatal birth preparation and postpartum planning, this weekend workshop will prepare birth teams for their transition into parenthood. Some of the topics covered will include; pregnancy discomforts, comfort measures for each phase of labor/birth, cesarean birth discussion and comfort measures, postpartum healing/ expectations/comfort measures, as well as newborn care/soothing/sleeping/ feeding (breast and bottle).

This is a relaxed and fun class that is packed with the information you need to feel prepared for your birth, baby, and postpartum period. 

There will be light snacks and refreshments provided as well as all materials.

Suitable for expecting families who are birthing with doctors or midwives, at home or in the hospital in the Cowichan Valley.


2018 Workshops

Saturday, January 13th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, January 14th 12pm-4pm

Saturday, March 10th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, March 11th 12pm-4pm

Saturday, May 19th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, May 20th 12pm-4pm

Saturday, July 7th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, July 8th 12pm-4pm

Saturday, September 15th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, September 16th 12pm-4pm

Saturday, November 17th 12pm-4pm & Sunday, November 18th 12pm-4pm


Kaya Edwards

Birth Doula | Postpartum Doula | Childbirth Educator | Car Seat Technician

The journey to and through parenthood is a long and often bumpy road. Thankfully there are many ways to navigate this adventure and the most successful strategies will be the ones that you can adapt to your own goals, needs, and values. 

Kaya has been doula-ing families through their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys since 2010 as a DONA trained Birth & Postpartum Doula and educating expecting families as a Childbirth Educator since 2015. She is passionate about providing resources to the Cowichan Valley community through her work as a co-founder of both the Mid-Island Doula Collective and their annual Journey to Light event, raising support and awareness for families struggling with perinatal mood disorders. All of Kaya's services are covered by the Aboriginal Doula Program for clients who identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit. 

Kaya is passionate about supporting her clients in the choices that work best for them. From home water births to elective cesarean births, breastfeeding to formula-feeding, her clients receive informational, physical, and emotional support to make the choices that speak to them. She serves her clients with an open heart and without judgement so that their journey may be full of love, laughter, and joy. 

Kaya is excited to offer consultations, prenatal visits, as well as both private and group childbirth classes at Matraea in addition to her house/hospital visits for birth and postpartum support.

For more information contact Kaya.

778 678 7454