Professional Labor Support A Integrative Approach To Birth
SASKATOON BIRTH DOULA SERVICES
Jenel's hands-on approach and intuitive nature will allow you to be fully supported during your pregnancy and birth. Her knowledge of the human body allows her to accurately respond to you during your birth helping you to release tension and relax through the sensations; as well as addressing any issues that may arise during the prenatal or postnatal period.
Advanced psychosomatic explorations and exercises help navigate emotions, mental blocks, while preparing for birth on a deep and intimate level.
Doula Support Available at JPCH During COVID 306-803-0696 For More Info
Jenel Maruk RMT & Birth Doula
Professional & Experienced Birth Support
My name is Jenel Maruk RMT. I have been a DONA International Doula since 2012, and I have the honour to support hundreds of births thus far. In both hospital and home delivery settings.
I am a Registered Massage Therapist, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner, & Yoga Instructor. My studies on Prenatal and Postnatal Health are ongoing as I work towards a Bachelor Degree In Human Science - Athabasca University to become a Midwife.
Jenel's training focuses not just physical but also strong mentorship with her clients. From optimal pelvic and baby positioning both prior and during birth, to tools to help you navigate & prepare to give birth-in-awareness, not to achieve a specific outcome.
I have also taken courses from, Birthing From Within. Spinning Babies, Mizan Therapy, WombCare, Visceral Manipulation, Arvigo Therapy, Abdominal massage, Herbal and Homeopathic Medicine, focusing on common pregnancy ailments during childbirth and postpartum recovery.
I utilize all of my training and body knowledge to support you during your
birth the way you want.
Please contact to arrange a free meeting
Birth Doula Services
Preparation for birth is a profound rite of passage. Our work is designed for the discerning and conscientious parents who want more than power-point presentations and a standard class syllabus in their birth preparation class. Our services are for those who know that self-inquiry, connection with their partner, building community with others, and taking risks is a 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. Those who can feel a big shift coming on know that the transition to becoming a parent is HUGE and is a rite-of-passage are drawn to our support.
Together we mobilize coping resources. It is acknowledged that unexpected events may happen during labour. Parents receive support for any birth option which might be right for them including epidurals, cesarean, and home birth. A main focus area is on partners. To enhance their ability to be truly present and offer loving, effective support.
As a Doula, Jenel & Kiana provide non-medical support for both you and your support team through informational, emotional, mental and physical support. Doulas are scientifically proven to have a positive impact on labour and birth. Birthing families hire us for any number of reasons, whether it be previous birth trauma, a history of sexual abuse, anxiety, fear of birth, mental health challenges, or information and support throughout the process.
Jenel & Kiana's role in the labour and delivery room does not duplicate or circumvent medical professionals' purpose. The doula's role in the birth room is not that of a visitor, and how a doula engages in the birth room is not replicated by a spouse, partner, other family members, or by medical professionals. Our mandate is the emotional wellbeing and comfort of the birthing person and their partner, however they choose to birth. As a Doula, Jenel & Kiana will help you feel in control and work with you to facilitate important communication with your medical team. We work to ensure our birthing families understand what is happening, 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 & Kiana can utilize specific massage techniques to align your pelvis to help encourage smooth passage of the baby through the birth canal. With breathwork, kind words that motivate and promote optimal body position, use of natural remedies (optional) and massage, you will be fully supported throughout your pregnancy & birth.
We are currently looking out for expectant people or couples who would like to make their birth experience a cherished memory. Jenel & Kiana are excited and passionate about educating women and their partners in all their options regarding birth. We have many references from past clients and other birth professionals.
Please contact us today if you would like to find out more about how our Doula services can benefit you during your labour and birth.
Advanced Training By Spinning Babies
Where dilation stalls, rotation solves! Spinning Babies techniques often reduce unnecessary cesareans with a paradigm-shifting approach to physiological birth. Spinning Babies goes beyond fetal positioning with knowledge to addressing all labour progress issues.
Jenel Is Trained To:
Facilitate comfort in pregnancy and ease in childbirth for your clients
Improve fetal position with techniques for uterine ligaments and pelvic muscles
Identify when to take action & Use fresh solutions for long and/or posterior labour, labour dystocia and labour pain
The Importance of the Psoas
For a woman, her pelvis is the cradle of civilization. The internal environment needs to be lush, centered, and dynamic. The Psoas, spoken of as the muscle of the soul in Daoist healing traditions, therefore, holds the key for a juicy pelvis, and for accessing instinctual primal wisdom essential for a resilient natural birth process.
On a very functional level, a lush juicy Psoas relieves and even eliminates low back and leg pains, centers the energy of support within the bones, opens the pelvis and hips for support, and helps a birthing woman avoid induction.
On every level understanding the messages of Psoas not only resolves the fear of birthing, but awakens our animal body instincts empowering mother and baby to emerge and blossom whole-heartedly and with their core integrity intact.
Learn More At Shape Shift
This exploration offers a range of movements, meditations, and wise-woman knowledge for supporting a healthy labour and birth. Learn how to tap into your instincts for childbirth and explore ways that pregnancy can be an opportunity to nourish this primal tissue.
• Hydrate Your Juicy Psoas
• Explore Centering Your Pelvis
• Resolve Scar Tissue
• Pelvic Floor Awareness & Vulva Tending
• Increase Your Skeletal Awareness for Support
• Meditation & Breathwork for birth
• Making Room for Baby & Mom In Pregnancy & Birth
• Benefits for Birth Outcomes and Happy Mommy
Our modern world and all its convenience hinders our body when it prepares for childbirth. Labour and birthing is work. Learn how to work with your pelvis and baby. Open up and create space in your body to help relieve pressure, aches and pains. A variety of techniques & wise woman knowledge will be shared with you.
Benefits to Hiring A Doula With StoonRMT
* Integrative birth preparation & support; in person hospital Support during COVID
* Education on all options available to you during your birth
* Education & information for common pregnancy concerns and preparing your own unique birth kit
*Prenatal Massage Therapist with a Pregnancy Massage Table
*Postnatal Massage, Pelvic Floor Rehab & Reiki Services
*Spinning Babies Practitioner
*Birth Without Fear Training
*Birthing From Within Training
* TENS Machine, A full Doula Bag of tools to use throughout labour and birth.
25% deposit due at time of hiring.
Cost of Hiring A Doula With StoonRMT
We work on a sliding pay scale between $250-$1200.
Doula Services During COVID are available in hospital and are very beneficial.
Our Initial Consult is FREE please contact us to book that at our location in Saskatoon.
Included in all packages: 24/7 support once hired text or call me anytime, an "overdue" massage, optional pelvic floor release, optional herbal support, Postpartum Herbal Sitz Bath, Womb Wrapping, full access to a Doula Drive with Hours of Prenatal, Postnatal and Birth Education.
Some Extended Health Benefit Plans can cover the cost of a Doula.
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
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Birthtellers: Healing Birth through Conscious Storytelling
Storytellers are the weavers of the imagination, bringing light to the collective consciousness and giving rise to new thoughts and ideas for creative cultural shifts. Throughout time, people have gathered to hear the tales of storytellers, bards and sages, circling together to be fascinated, entertained and educated by stories of how life was and how it could be.
The most powerful stories of all may be birth stories. Stories—creation myths, the birth of the divine child, the stories women tell to each other privately—shape cultures, beliefs, choices and lives. Women used to learn about birth and mothers through their mothers, sisters, grandmothers, midwives, and friends. Today, that knowledge is transmitted primarily through television, movies, peers and the Internet. Now is the time for the Birthtellers to arise and once again share our inspirational birth stories— within our communities.
Birthtellers can guide women to find courage and inspiration through positive birth stories and educate people about empowered birth. Mothers can heal their own birth trauma through sharing their stories to compassionate listeners, whether in a birth story circle or privately with a mentor or counsellor. The power of a good birth story, regardless of how it is transmitted, is profound. Within our voices and stories is the power to change the culture of birth and bring healing.
The birth story circle can be a powerful support in building a conscious birth community and creating a safe, therapeutic space for women to share their experiences, be heard, and heal. Each person gets the opportunity to speak and share a story if she or he chooses. The stories heard by pregnant women, expecting fathers and couples planning to conceive can dramatically impact their emotions and beliefs about birth and be consciously shared with love for the highest purpose of all listening, not to incite fear or unnecessary worries. We are all Birthtellers.