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
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
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
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 confused about 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...
about the birth process and explore what is important to you.
your inner resources and develop a pain-coping mindset.
with your support team, your partner, and yourself in birth and postpartum.
the unknown with courage and self-love by preparing for birth as a rite of passage.
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
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.
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 Rehab & Reiki Services
* Prenatal Yoga classes
*Spinning Babies Practitioner
*Birth Without Fear Training
*Birthing From Within Training
* 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 Release
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.
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.
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.