How to Prepare for the Intensity of Labour and Birth

How are you preparing for birth? It’s no secret that birth is, shall we say, INTENSE. On all levels. Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, energetically (and probably dozens more adverbs-ending-in-ly). I love the word “intense” because I find it quite...

Meet Doula Heather Marr, Our Doula Adventurer

Welcome Doula Heather Marr, Our Doula Adventurer! I am so excited to welcome another Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula to our team! I have known Heather for several years as our paths crossed during a couple of workshops in our Montreal doula community. She is always...

Meet Mika Rock, Our Zen Mother

We have another doula in the house! Yes, you heard that right! I am so happy to introduce you to Doula Mika Rock (great fit, right? Rock.....the Cradle!). Mika really lives up to her name too, as she is one of the calmest and most grounded people I have ever met! A...

‘Mother’

A Living Piece of Art Have you seen anything so beautiful?! Our sister, friend - and now artist - Rock the Cradle Doula Yvonne Pelling, along with her colleague WhiteFeather Hunter, have created this stunning piece of art...made with KOMBUCHA!! Yes, kombucha - like...

7 Tips To Reduce Your Social Media Overwhelm

What is your relationship with Social Media? I was chatting with some amazing business owners recently about being visible and the topic of social media came up. There was a loud and heavy collective sigh. So big, the building trembled! Now, I love social media (too...

Meet Doula Jenny Bee, Our Yogi Mama

Our Team is Growing! In the past weeks, we've been profiling the different doulas that make up the Rock The Cradle team such as Yvonne Pelling, Ayda De Souza and Annie Marion. Now you get to meet Jenny Bee! I met Jenny Bee a few years ago when we lived in the same...

My Top 10 at the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair 2018

Yes, it’s that time again moms and moms-to-be! To brave the masses and make our way between the many strollers to check out the products and services from some of Montreal’s big and small businesses catering to families. It’s the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair 2018!

Meet Doula Ayda de Souza, Our Mama Bear

With four kids, over 12 years experience as a doula, and 200 births under her rebozo, Doula Ayda de Souza truly is our Mama Bear! She is reliable, always eager to help, is very protective of her clients, and quickly puts parents at ease. Ayda has been working full-time with our team for close to a year now.

Meet Doula Yvonne Pelling, our Mindfulness Maven

Yvonne is one of the most intuitive and grounded people I know. She has the ability to see things as they are, in the moment, and not stress out about the details. Her love of learning is infectious – because of her I now use essential oils and am practicing mindfulness more and more in my personal and work life.

If breastfeeding is so natural, why is it so hard?

Common breastfeeding issues We hear this a lot in our doula practice. Our clients are adamant about breastfeeding, but often are worried that it won’t go well. Like them, you’ve probably heard stories from friends about the myriad of breastfeeding issues that can...

Parenting toddlers is definitely not easy

‘Caca, pee-pee and your shirt is ugly!’ Yup. Those are the exact words that came screaming out of the mouth of my 3 and half year-old daughter a couple of years ago when I wouldn’t give her a juice box. Parenting is fun, no?!

Top 5 Powerful Essential Oils To Help You Birth

Aromatherapy can be a wonderful tool to use during your labour. It can enrich the experience, ease pains and even nurture the mother. There are some essentials oils for birth and hydrosols that can strengthen contractions while also reducing pain. As well, the right essential oil can help create the right mood, reducing stress and anxiety.

YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!
YES, PLEASE!