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Saskatoon's Professional Birth support

Saskatoon Birth Doula Services

Doula Support Available at JPCH During COVID 306-803-0696 For More Info

StoonRMT offer professional birth support in Saskatoon, Sask.

Supporting births at Jim Pattison Children's Hospital or at home.

Serving Saskatoon & Area.

Confidence - Connection - Support

 

Our hands-on approach and intuitive nature will allow you to be fully supported during your pregnancy and birth. Jenel & Kiana's knowledge of the human body allows us 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 pre-birth explorations and exercises help navigate emotions, mental blocks while preparing for parenthood on a deep and intimate level.

Saskatoon's Professional Labor Support
A Integrative Approach To Birth

Meet The Team

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Jenel Maruk
Pre/Postnatal RMT & Certified Birth Doula

Hi, I'm Jenel Maruk, an RMT & Yoga teacher.   I have been a DONA International Doula since 2012 and, in 2021, became a certified doula with Birthing From Within. I have had the honours to support over a hundred births thus far in 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.

Jenel's training focuses not just on physical but also a 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 Spinning Babies, Mizan Therapy WombCare, Visceral Manipulation, Arvigo Therapy, Abdominal massage, Herbal and Homeopathic Medicine, focusing on common pregnancy ailments during childbirth postpartum recovery.

I utilize all of my training and body knowledge to support you during your birth the way you want. 

Please contact me to arrange a free meeting.

Training & Education

Advanced Women's Health w Carly Rae & Beadion Bodywork -2021

Body Ready Method - 2021

Spinning Babies Workshop, Shoulder Dysoctia & Body Balancing- 2021

Birthing From Within Doula Certification - 2021

Bachelor of Science - Human Sciences, Athabasca University - 2020-Present

Continued Studies Musculoskeletal & Prenatal specialties - 2014-2021

Registered Massage Therapist - Feb 2013

DONA International Doula Training - Feb 2012

Yoga Teach Training: Beginner, Intermediate & Pre/Postnatal - 2011

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Kiana Valdez
RMT & Certififed Birth Doula

Hello, my name is Kiana. I am excited to be your doula!

I believe the way in which one chooses to labour and birth is an individual choice and everyone’s journey is unique. Doulas help instill confidence in the expecting mother, provide evidence-based facts for her to make informed decisions, and help provide a positive outcome, connecting her to the whole experience. There is a lot of unknown surrounding birth and having someone who listens and helps you and your family navigate that path is vital. My goal is that you are fully supported, free of fear and reservations, and you remember your birth as an empowering experience. I want to support all different types of labours, medicated, unmediated, high-risk, and cesarean.

Looking forward to connecting with you. 

Training & Education

Birthways International Doula Certification - 2020

Registered Massage Therapist - 2020

Saskatoon Doula Services StoonRMT

Are you wondering how to get the support you need for birth?

Are you worried about how you’ll cope with the challenges of labour and new parenting?

Are you shifting through what you really need to know to give birth?

Saskatoon RMTs Birthing from Within Doulas will help you prepare for birth and parenting with resilience and self-compassion, bringing their non-judgmental approach to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

 

With our Doulas, you will...

Learn

about the birth process and explore what is important to you.

Discover

your inner resources and develop a pain-coping mindset.

Connect

with your support team, your partner, and yourself in birth and postpartum.

Face

the unknown with courage and self-love by preparing for birth as a rite of passage.

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Saskatoon Birth Doula Services

     Preparation for birth is a profound rite of passage.

StoonRMT doulas understand what parents really need in order to give birth - and it’s more than just data and breathing techniques. By beginning from within, Saskatoon RMT doula professionals weave scientific knowledge and concrete coping techniques together with heart-centered, creative exploration in order to provide parents with authentic preparation for the transformative initiation that is the childbearing experience.  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.

                                                 Saskatoon RMT Doulas help parents...

  • 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

     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.

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Benefits to Hiring A Doula With StoonRMT

* Integrative birth preparation & support; in-person hospital Support during COVID

*Birth Photography &Videography (no charge)

* 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 Pre&Rehab & Reiki Services

* Prenatal Yoga classes

*Body Ready Method - OSM

*Spinning Babies Approach

*Birthing From Within Certified

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

*Closing The Bones Ceremony

*Pelvic Floor Care

25% deposit due at time of hiring. 

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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. 

Silver Package $250-$500

  • minimal prenatal meeting

  • On-Call Support throughout entire Birth

  • postnatal visit when you are ready.

Gold Package $900

  • 2 prenatal meetings

  • On-Call Support throughout entire Birth

  • 1 postnatal visit at your convenience.

Platinum Package

$1200

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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

Client Testimonial