Welcome. We are Jordan & Karen, founders of BabyMoon Childbirth Services.
Certified Childbirth Educator & Lactation Educator
DONA Trained Doula & Certified Car Seat Technician
Jordan Davis is a Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified Lactation Educator. She runs a Harm Reduction Program out of a local community agency in Williams Lake, where she teaches sexual health education to adults and in the high school setting to various age students. She is also a DONA trained doula and certified car seat technician.
Jordan has been working with families and women for the last 8 years, of all different backgrounds, teaching prenatal and breastfeeding through The Pregnancy Outreach Program, and BabyMoon Childbirth Services, her and Karen's private company.
Jordan loves teaching, and engaging students of all ages, as well as health professionals, and understands the need for compassionate connection with moms, babies, families, and youth. Jordan believes that providing the right information to clients and professionals working with families is one of the best ways to create powerful, correct dissemination of information.
why did we create babymoon?
"I went into the birth of my first child thinking I was prepared and knew how to handle the challenges and interventions that may arise.
My partner and I took great prenatal classes and I felt like we were more than ready. I was disconnected from my doctor, but didn't think this would be a big deal, as I knew all I needed to know. When labor actually started, things went very differently than we anticipated them to go. Faced with one intervention after another, and coming out feeling very shocked and saddened by the reality of the experience and how little control we actually had in the decision making that happened, I knew how important it was for women to understand how imperative a good birth experience is for both mom, baby and the whole family.
With my second child we paid out of pocket to have a midwife, thousands of dollars in fact, as there was no way I was going to go through what I had gone through the first time. My second birth was amazing, and the money we spent on a midwife was worth every single penny. I had her there during my entire labor, was so supported in all the decision making I had to do, and my partner felt very safe with me under her care as well. Even though things didn't go exactly as planned, I learned during the experience the incredible power of true informed decision making, and the impacts of this on everyone involved. I felt cared for, loved, respected and honoured as the one at the centre, working so hard to bring that baby into the world.
This experience also taught me the importance of having someone in the delivery room, or home birth setting, that knew all the ins and outs there was to know - I had no idea how much of a difference that would make, and I knew the statistics I had read about the huge impacts Doulas had on outcomes had to be true! From that point on, I continued on the path of educating myself in every way shape or form about birth, and breastfeeding and the lifelong impacts on moms and babies, families and our society as a whole, when these things go well and when they don't....
I became DONA trained, and started accompanying women into the labor room, obtained the highest level of child birth education possible through Lamaze International, and took any and all Breastfeeding education I could, and became a Certified Lactation Educator. After attending many births, working with the midwifery model of care, and with standard north American Obstetrical Practice, and over 3500 Breastfeeding Consult hours under my belt, I know how important it is for women to receive comprehensive, timely and compassionate care during their prenatal, birth and postpartum phases. I truly believe that the way we view birth and breastfeeding is having huge impacts on society as a whole, and that I are so lucky to impact positive change in this area.
I truly love working with women, and babies and their whole families at time, to make these experiences the best they possibly can be, and when they don't go exactly the way they may want them to, helping to provide tools to navigate these sometimes difficult experiences."
Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Certified Infant Massage Instructor & Retired RN
Karen Irvine currently works with families as the Health Coordinator of Pregnancy Outreach, Williams Lake, and is enjoying her 12th year with the program. She has been volunteering/teaching prenatal and breastfeeding to families and health professionals since 1991, through the University College of the Cariboo, Pregnancy Outreach and BabyMoon Childbirth Services.
Over the years Karen’s education and experience with women and families from all backgrounds has led her to realize that when women have the information and tools surrounding birth, they are empowered to make childbirth and breastfeeding the most fulfilling and safe experience it can be.
why choose babymoon?
"I came to the childbirth and breastfeeding world through RN certification. As soon as I moved to Williams Lake in 1991, I started volunteering at Pregnancy Outreach, started to change my nursing focus to the maternity ward and was soon teaching Prenatal classes through the college.
My focus then shifted onto family: the birth of twins and then a another baby gave me REAL insight into birth and breastfeeding from two completely different experiences. In as much as women write their own stories, I feel that my work, birth experiences and continuing education as a childbirth educator and lactation consultant allow a big-picture understanding that I love to share with women and their families.
I feel if everyone knew even half of what there is to know about birth and breastfeeding, if the culture of birth belonged to women and families, it would seriously change the lives of women, babies, families and world for the better.
When Jordan and I met through work at Pregnancy Outreach in 2009, we realized how great it was to talk about birth and breastfeeding all the time! We both felt the community needed prenatal and breastfeeding education from a different approach, knowing that birth experiences are one of the last memories a woman will forget.
Both Lamaze-certified childbirth educators, Jordan a certified lactation educators and myself an IBCLC, we came together as BabyMoon in 2014. We are constantly honoured to be involved with families at such a pivotal time and amazed at the lasting impact a birth and breastfeeding experience can have on a woman, her baby, her partner, her other children and her community."