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.

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

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Jenel Maruk RMT & Birth Doula

Professional Hands-On 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 on optimal pelvic and baby positioning both prior and during birth. I have also taken courses in 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

Saskatoon Birth Doula Services
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Birth Doula Services

     Preparation for birth with the use of specific massage techniques to align your pelvis can 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.

      As a Doula, Jenel provides 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 the labour and birth. Birthing families hire me 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's role in the labour and delivery room does not duplicate or circumvent the purpose of medical professionals.  Her mandate is the emotional wellbeing and comfort of the birthing person and their partner, however they choose to birth.  As a Doula Jenel will help you to feel in control and work with you to facilitate important communication with your medical team.  She works to ensure her 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 help relieve pain, fear and tension.

       The role of the doula 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.

Jenel is currently on the lookout for expectant mothers/couples that would like to make their birth experience a memory that they cherish. Jenel is excited and passionate about educating women and their partners in all their options regarding birth. I have many references from past clients and other birth professionals.

    Please contact me today if you would like to find out more about how my 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

PSOAS DURING PREGNANCY, BIRTH & POSPARTUM

Psoas work enhances every aspect of a woman’s pregnancy, the birth process, and postpartum integration.

A Healthy Functional Psoas:

  • Provides for skeletal support, releasing back pain and tension throughout pregnancy & birth

  • Releases unfounded fear deepening a woman’s instinctual responses.

  • Ignites the intuitive belly brain, centers, and empowers every aspect of becoming a mother.

  • Shortens labour and eases birth offering their baby guidance through the spiral descent.

  • Enhances a woman’s ability to shape-shift and open; offering an effective alternative to induction.

  • Supports the functionally balanced pelvis through each transition and postpartum recovery.

  • Provides a core sense of integrity, trust, and pleasure through the journey into
    motherhood.

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Shapeshift

This 6-week 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. 

• Learn to Hydrate Your Juicy Psoas

• Discover Why a Centered Pelvis Supports a Functional Psoas

• Explore Centering Your Pelvis

• Resolve Scar Tissue

• Pelvic Floor Awareness & Vulva Tending

• Increase Your Skeletal Awareness for Support

• Meditation & Breathwork 

•  Room for Baby & Mom

• Benefits for Birth Outcomes and Happy Mommy

Our modern world and all it’s a convenience hinder our body when it prepares for childbirth. Labour is hard 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

* Prenatal Yoga classes

*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. 

*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 is 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 birth support through entire delivery and postnatal visit when you are ready.

Gold Package $900

This includes 2 prenatal meetings and ON-CALL support around your due date & throughout your entire birth.

We follow up with a postnatal visit at your convenience.

Platinum Package

$1200

3 Prenatal Meetings, On-Call Support throughout Pregnancy & entire Birth, Closing The Bones Treatment & 2 Postnatal Visits.

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

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