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Saskatoon Doula Services
Experienced & Professional Birth Support

Saskatoon Doula Services - Birth Support

Professional Birth Doula Support for Home births or at JPCH 
text 306-291-1786 For More Info

StoonRMT offer professional & personalized birth doula support in Saskatoon, Sask.

Supporting births at home and Jim Pattison Children's hospital.

Serving Saskatoon & Area.

Confidence - Connection - Support

 

Jenel is a skillful guide throughout preconception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. A welcomed hands-on approach when needed with intuitive wisdom that will allow you to be fully supported during your pregnancy and birth. Jenel has extensive knowledge of the human body, enabling her to respond to you during your birth accurately. A wide variety of holistic tools help release tension and relax through the sensations, as well as address any issues that may arise during the prenatal or postnatal period.

Advanced pre-birth explorations and exercises help navigate emotions and mental blocks while preparing for parenthood on a deep and intimate level.

Saskatoon's Doula - Professional Doula Support
An Integrative Approach To Birth

Shapeshifting
Birth & Beyond
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Jenel Maruk

 Birth & Bodywork
Caretaker of the Body & Mother - Your Local Wise Woman

Hi, I'm Jenel Maruk, a mother, a healer and a wife. I am also a Women's Traditional Medicine Practitioner and Movement teacher, RMT, & doula, passionate and experienced in preconception, pregnancy, birth support & postpartum care. I am the Birth Doula Support you have been searching for. Rooted in ancestral knowledge and a holistic approach. I provide a paradigm-shifting version of continuous doula support. I have had the honours to support ~250 births thus far and thousands of hours in treatment or education classes about birth over a decade. 

 My studies on Prenatal and Postnatal Health are ongoing, and I am continually adding training and skills to improve. My training focuses on physiology, anatomy around women and newborn health, and strong mentorship with my family. I am trained and teach skills for optimal pelvic and baby positioning before 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 in Innate Postpartum Care, Physiological Baby Care, Spinning Babies, Mizan Therapy WombCare, Visceral Manipulation, Arvigo® Therapy, Abdominal massage, Herbal and Homeopathic Medicine on common pregnancy ailments during childbirth and postpartum recovery.

I utilize all of my training and body knowledge to support you 

the way you want during your birth. 

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

Training & Education

Physiological Baby Care -2023

Matrona Quantum Midwifery 2022 - present

Certified Herbal Pregnancy and Birth w Wild Rose College - 2022

Innate Postpartum Training -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 w One Strong Mama- 2022

Bundle Birth Physiological Birth & Gilligan Guide - 2022

Spinning Babies Workshop, Shoulder Dysoctia & Body Balancing- 2021

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

Registered Massage Therapist - Feb 2013

DONA International Doula Training - Feb 2012

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

Saskatoon Doula Services Birth Support 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 need to know to give birth?

Jenel is a certified Birthing from WithinBody Ready Method Pro birth worker, and Innate Postpartum trained practitioner. Her support will help you prepare for birth and parenting with resilience and self-compassion, bringing our non-judgmental approach to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

 

Working with me, 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, partner, and yourself in birth and postpartum.

Face

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

Saskatoon Doula Services

    

     Work with a doula 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 together with heart-centered, creative exploration to provide parents with authentic preparation for the childbearing experience's transformative initiation.  My services are for those who know that self-inquiry, connection with their partner, building community with others, and taking risks is 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 my support, reach out to me today.  

      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 births, and home birth. The main focus area is on partners. To enhance their genuine presence and offer loving, practical support. 

     As a Holistic Doula, I provide non-medical support for you and your support team through informational, emotional, mental and physical support. Birth Support by a doula is scientifically proven to impact labour and birth positively. Birthing families hire doulas for many reasons: previous birth trauma, a history of sexual abuse, anxiety, fear of birth, mental health challenges, or information and support throughout the process. 

     The doulas' role in the labor 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. How a doula engages in the birth room is not replicated by a spouse, partner, other family members, or medical professionals. My mandate is the emotional well-being and comfort of the birthing person and their partner. However, they choose to give birth. As a Doula, I will help you feel in control and work with you to facilitate important communication with your medical team. Together we work to ensure birthing 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 as a doula-RMT will ensure accurate and evidence-based knowledge. It allows your doula 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.

                                             

  • 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 

     I am looking out for expectant parents or couples who want to make their birth experience a cherished memory. I am passionate about educating birthing people and their partners on all their options regarding birth. I have many references from past families and other birth professionals.

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

Preparation for Birth is a Profound Rite of Passage

Working with a Doula can help you...

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Benefits of Hiring Jenel as your Doula

* 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

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

*Holistic Birth Prehab Bodywork Sessions 

*Closing The Bones Ceremony

*Pelvic Care

25% deposit due at the time of hiring. 

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Cost of Hiring A Doula With StoonRMT

We work on a sliding pay scale between $600-$1400.

Our Initial Consult is FREE, please 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

  •  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. 

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

Renewal Package

$600

  • 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

$1000

  • 2 Prenatal Meetings - starting at 28 wks

  • On-Call Support throughout the entire Birth

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

Intuitive Package

$1400

  • up to 3 Prenatal Meetings - starting at 28 wks

  • On-Call Support throughout the entire Birth

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

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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