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Jenny Berthiaume

Founder of Bona Dea Yoga, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Therapist

I decided to become a Doula in 2011, when my first-born daughter was just a few months old. I didn’t have the hospital birth I was dreaming of and I wanted to help empower couples to take charge of their pregnancy and birth.

When I gave birth to my son at home two years later, I experienced something akin to bliss. I learned first-hand that incorporating meditation, visualization, yoga philosophy and breathing techniques are so incredibly helpful for those looking for a peaceful, empowering birth experience in the hospital, birth centre or at home.

I was diagnosed with Postpartum Depression when my son was a few months old, and was very grateful for the support of my own Postpartum Doula. I believe a large contributing factor to PPD is lack of help and support, and doula work in the postpartum period is some of my most important work.

My Experience

  • Certified Birth Doula (2011) through Alternative Naissance
  • Certified Yoga Therapist and Teacher
  • Breastfeeding support mother with NourriSource
  • Bilingual, English and French
  • Experienced with home births and hospital births
  • My ultimate experience: Tandem nursing for three years
  • Owner of mamanaturale.ca a natural parenting blog since 2010

Training and Certifications

  • Basics of Breastfeeding and Active Listening, Nourrisource Montreal
  • Volunteer breastfeeding support mom, Nourrisource Montreal
  • Certificate in Indian Infant Shantala Massage
  • 300 hours Health as a Whole Yoga Therapeutics with Re:Source Yoga
  • 200 hours Hatha Yoga teacher training with Happy Tree Yoga
  • Certification in Mom and Baby Yoga, Yin Yoga, Children’s Yoga

My Philosophy

  • I believe birth is beautiful and natural
  • I believe in informed consent
  • I believe in supporting not just the pregnant woman but also her partner
  • I believe we possess everything we need to have the birth experience we desire
  • I believe women were made to give birth and breastfeed

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“Jenny is such a caring and knowledgeable doula. She really helped us after baby was born. We felt so much calmer with her support and were able to settle in as a family with much less stress. Thank you! “

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