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...
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!
Annie Marion is an experienced bilingual doula who has accompanied over 100 families in the past 6 years. Annie has an amazing story, going from engineer to birth doula, and when I met her I immediately sensed her passion and the love she has for her doula work and the women she serves. I know you’ll love her as much as we do!
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.
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.
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...
‘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?!
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.
I found out I had an ab separation (aka diastasis recti) when I was in a Pilates class and the teacher went around to check us all out. We were all new moms, and four out of five of us had an ab separation and we didn’t know it! How come no one told me?
My path to being a doula started on my way to motherhood. I was pregnant for the first time, I was scared. I had never journeyed with anyone through a pregnancy, I had never even seen a birth. This was a completely new territory for me and my husband.