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Saskatoon's Professional Birth  Support
An Integrative Approach To Birth

 Jenel Maruk is a wise woman, the person you seek out when you want guidance through life transitions. She is also a mother, a healer and a wife. Over a decade of experience as a Women's Medicinal Practitioner, Movement teacher, RMT, and Traditional Birth Companion. She is the SUPPORT you have been searching for, rooted in ancestral knowledge and a holistic approach. Jenel provides a paradigm-shifting version of continuous support.

Jenel continually deepens her trust in the intuitive arts and her trust in the women and families she works with. Her wisdom is centred around the biological blueprint, physiology, anatomy, women and newborn wellness, and strong mentorship with my family. Jenel teaches skills for optimal pelvic and baby positioning before and during birth, as well as tools to help you navigate and prepare to give birth in awareness, not to achieve a specific outcome.

Jenel utilizes all of her training and body knowledge to support you 

the way you want during your birth. 

Don't hesitate to contact us to arrange a free meeting.

 

"Jenel was such a valuable member of my pregnancy and birth team." Faye

 

Training & Education Physiological Coping in hospital setting BundleBirth Nurses - 2024 Trauma Informed Practioner Billie Harrigan - 2024 Illuminated WiseWoman Whapio - 2024 Radical Pelvic Care -Adelaide Meadows 2024 Breech Without Border In-Person & Hands-on Skills worlshop - Aug 2023 Physiological Baby Care Innate Traditions -2023 Traditional Birth Attendant - Present Matrona Quantum Midwifery 2022 - present Certified Herbal Pregnancy and Birth w Wild Rose College - 2022 Certified Innate Postpartum Care Practioner  2022-2023 Arvigo Therapy - 2022 CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 + 2 + for mom and baby - 2022 Certified Pelvic diaphragm Bodywork w Martin Beaudoin Bodywork - 2021 - 2022 Body Ready Method  Certified PRO + Teacher - 2022 + 2024 Bundle Birth Physiological Birth & Gilligan Guide - 2022 Spinning Babies Workshop, Shoulder Dysoctia & Body Balancing- 2021 + 2023 Certified Birthing From Within Mentor & Childbirth Educator - 2021 Evidence-Based Birth Professional Member - 2020 Bachelor of Science - Human Sciences, Athabasca University - 2020-Present Continued Studies Musculoskeletal & Prenatal specialties - 2014-present Homeopathy for women's health, birth and postpartum Nancy Tam & Dr. Hoe Saskatoon - 2013-2015 + ongoing studies with others Registered Massage Therapist - Feb 2013 DONA International Doula Training - Feb 2012 Certified Yoga Teach Training: Beginner, Intermediate & Pre/Postnatal - 2011

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Jenel Maruk

 Birth & Bodywork
Caretaker of the Body
Your Local Wise Woman

Shapeshifting
Birth & Beyond

Saskatoon's Traditional Birth Companion

Preparation for Birth is a Profound Rite of Passage

        Work with someone who truly understands what parents need to give birth - and it's more than just data and breathing techniques. By beginning from within, Jenel is a professional who weaves scientific knowledge and concrete coping strategies with heart-centred, creative exploration to provide parents with authentic preparation for the transformative initiation of the childbearing experience.  Birth support services are for those who know that self-inquiry, connection with their partner, building community with others, and taking risks are part of preparing for birth and beyond. Of course, things like pain-coping strategies, nuts and bolts about how labour unfolds, and other practical resources are provided, but we also want to dig deeper.

If you feel a significant shift coming on, know that the transition to becoming a parent is a HUGE rite of passage and are drawn to this support, reach out today.  

      It is acknowledged that unexpected events may happen during labour. Parents receive  support for any birth option which might be right for them, including free births, homebirths, use of epidurals or required medical inductions, and cesarean births. Our main focus during our time together is on education about physiology and the birth environment you will be birthing in, specifically its interaction with your biological patterns and how it could impact your birth experience. Partners are the priority here, enhancing their presence and building confidence in loving, practical support. 

    With a strong understanding of medicalized birth and the hospital system, Jenel provides care outside the allopathic Western medicine lens as a Holistic Doula, Birthkeeper, and Traditional Birth Companion (TBC). She supports you through informational, emotional, mental and physical support. Birth support by a doula is scientifically proven to impact labour and birth positively. Birthing families hire for a TBC for many reasons: birthing outside the medical system, an alternative care system, continuous support, previous birth trauma, a history of sexual abuse, anxiety, fear of birth, mental health challenges, or seeking a different approach to birth through up-to-date information and continuous support throughout the process. 

     Jenel's role in birth does not duplicate or circumvent medical professionals' purpose. A TBC's role in the birth space is not that of a visitor. How Jenel engages in the birth is not replicated by a spouse, partner, other family members, or medical professionals. Her mandate is the well-being and comfort of the mother, baby and their partner. However, they choose to give birth. As a TBC, Jenel will help you feel in control and work with you to facilitate important communication with your medical team. Together, working to ensure families understand what is happening and what questions they can ask while providing reassurance, calming anxieties and fears, and offering consistent hands-on physical support to relieve pain, fear and tension.

 

     Jenel's experience and wisdom over a decade in birth and bodywork will ensure accurate and evidence-based knowledge. It allows her to utilize specific massage techniques to align your pelvis to help encourage the smooth passage of the baby through the birth canal. With breathwork, kind words that motivate and promote optimal body position, natural remedies (optional) and hands-on support, you will feel fully supported throughout your pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

       

     "Nearing 3 years of being in Jenel’s space, she never ceases to amaze me with her ever-expanding wisdom and depth of the sacred feminine and connection to women’s bodies." Tanys

                                             

     Are you expectant parents who want to make their birth experience a cherished memory? Jenel is passionate about educating mothers and their partners on all their options regarding birth. With many references from past families and other birth professionals.

    Don't hesitate to contact us today to learn more about how our services can benefit you during your labour and birth—getting you aligned for birth. 

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 "I immediately felt like she is the one, I felt comfortable from the start. She has a calm but strong vibe. She has lots of experience, and that is one of the reasons we chose her."

- Irini & Lampros

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Working with me can help you...

  • Explore the internal landscape for labor.

  • Connect with their birth team.

  • Foster self-compassion

  • Focus on solutions

  • Cope with intensity

  • Release attachment to outcome

  • Tune into their internal resources

  • Prepare for birth physically, mentally, and emotionally

  • Have a postpartum care plan in place and knowledge of complete healing

  • Feel confident in physiological baby care 

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Benefits of Hiring Jenel
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* Integrative birth preparation & support; Innate Physiological Baby & Postpartum Care. 

*Birth Photography &Videography 

* Professional and up-to-date, evidence-based care and advocating during birth with your medical team. 

* Education & information for common pregnancy concerns and preparing your unique birth recipe

*Preparation and knowledge about postpartum healing and how to implement a comprehensive care plan

*Prenatal Massage Therapist with a Pregnancy Massage Table

 

*Postnatal Massage, Pelvic Pre&Rehab & Reiki Services

* Prenatal Yoga classes

*Body Ready Method - OSM

*Spinning Babies Approach

*Birthing From Within Certified

*Breech Without Borders

* TENS Machine, CUB Inflatable Birth Stool, Birth Sling, Birth Pool, and A full Doula Bag of tools to use throughout labour and birth. 

*Holistic Bodywork Sessions 

*Closing The Bones Ceremony

*Pelvic Care

*Mother Blessings

*Birth Story Healing

25% deposit due at the time of hiring. 

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Cost of Hiring Birth Support

Our initial Consultation is FREE; don't hesitate to contact us to book that at our location in Saskatoon.  

Included in all packages:

  •   Closing The Bones Treatment,

  •  24/7 support; once hired, text or call me anytime - biweekly checking to start in 3rd trimester

  • Access To Prenatal Village - a monthly in-person gathering for mother-led prenatal care

  • Nourished Postpartum - a monthly in-person gathering for postpartum nourishment and connection

  • Optional holistic birth pelvic care, optional herbal support

  • Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath & Traditional Women's Health Care Practitioner support

  • Womb Wrapping & Healing, Scar tissue remediation

  •  full access to a Doula Drive with Hours of Prenatal, Postnatal and Birth Education. 

  • The option of having a birth blessing or group prenatal class in place of a 1:1 prenatal session

Some Extended Health Benefit Plans can cover the cost of a Doula. 

Renewal Package

$1000

  • minimal prenatal meeting

  • On-Call Support throughout the entire Birth 

  • 1 postnatal visit when you arrive home with herbs and food for healing. This visit is short and sweet. 

Essential Package

$1400

  • 2 Prenatal Meetings - starting at 28 wks

  • On-Call Support throughout the entire Birth

  • 1 Postnatal Visits include bodywork, nourishment, warmth, binding ceremony, and traditional postpartum care. Tending to the mother's body, mind and spirit. 

Intuitive Package

$1800

  • up to 5 Prenatal Meetings - starting at 28 wks

  • On-Call Support throughout the entire Birth

  • 2 Postnatal Visits include bodywork, nourishment, warmth, binding ceremony, and traditional postpartum care. Tending to the mother's body, mind and spirit. 

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The Works

Postpartum Care

This is a deep healing postpartum package.

In-home 90 min Massage - Closing the Bones ceremonial care

+

Moxa Treatment

+

Sitz Bath or Steam 

+

Tea and Warm Soup

$225

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Sweet Moment

Postpartum Care

This is for a quick moment of tending.

In-Home 60 min of bodywork 

+

Herbal Bath

$150

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A Birth Blessing is an intimate facilitated gathering around the mother. This can be an add-on or replace a prenatal 1:1 session. This is customized to you and what you want to receive during this ceremony. 

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My experience with Jenel has been nothing but positive! I've had the privilege of having her attend the births of both my children, once in 2014, and now again in 2017. 

Jenel is very talented and a well of knowledge in many areas that all seemed to come together when she was my doula. She not only was there for me during the birth, but made herself readily available weeks prior. Whether it was to pop over to give me a massage to ease pre-labor discomfort, relax my mind when baby was taking longer than expected, relax my hip muscles in preparation for birth or answer my late night text messages to give me invaluable advice and tips easing my anxieties and reassuring me all was okay. I knew I could trust her and felt comfortable sharing my concerns with her. 

When it came to the birth itself, the moment Jenel arrived at my house I immediately felt more at ease with things. She was able to subside the intensity of my contractions substantially by using massage, counter pressure on my hips, and suggestions of movements. She also gave me confidence in how I was doing by giving gentle words of encouragement and affirmations.

Jenel is very good at what she does and I would recommend her services time and time again. Choosing the right doula for your birth is a decision that can make a world of difference in your experience and, in my opinion, you can't go wrong in choosing Jenel! After all, I did choose her twice;) E.D

Posted 11/26/2017

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