Birth Fee: $950 to $1200
Postpartum Rate: $40 to $45
Fee Details: My birth Doula package includes; Email and text support throughout your pregnancy. Two Prenatal meetings. Around the clock on-call availability beginning at 37 weeks. Genuine, presence and support throughout labor and birth. A back-up Doula. One Postpartum session over the days that follow the birth. You may choose to add Prenatal meetings for $100 each. I can provide A.C.N.N (Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada) Receipts for insurance purposes.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 32 births attended
Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 15 families served
Clients per Month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 4 postpartum familiesAttends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew, Swedish
Service Area MapArea of practice: MontrÉAl, QC
Mika was the peace and patience that I needed during pregnancy, labour & delivery.
When my baby was breech, with her expertise, Mika gave me all the tools to help baby turn, while staying calm and confident that baby’s birth was going to be perfect no matter how she came. During labour, Mikawas on the ball, checking in as I went through early labour at home. At the hospital she helped to keep the atmosphere calm for me. When the doctor suggested certain interventions (breaking my waters and an episiotomy), Mika helped my husband and me weigh the options and make educated decisions that were best for us. She even helped us stick to our birth plan (which I had completely forgotten about during labour), which allowed for me to feel my daughter crowning during delivery. Post-partum, Mika was reassuring as I struggled with initiating breastfeeding. She was full of resources and helped me find a lactation consultant, which was a huge help in the early days of breastfeeding. Needless to say, I can’t imagine my birth & early postnatal experience without Mika. She was a blessing to both my husband and me!
Our birth experience was completely transformed by Mika's presence, and we could not imagine going through it without her support. Mika accompanied us throughout a very difficult and very long labour, and went above and beyond in her presence with us during that time. She provided so many helpful pain relief tools, and created an environment of calm and strength. She supported us in understanding what was happening throughout the whole process, allowing us to make the decisions which were right for us. Her warmth, attentiveness and knowledge changed our experience completely, and turned what could have been a very difficult experience into one in which we felt so supported and well-equipped.
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- Cat and Larry
With our families out of town, we were looking for the extra support -someone to ask questions with a different perspective and knowledge base. Ultimately, someone to help us manage our fear of the unknown.
Mika was there to provide the comfort and confidence to help us follow through with our hope for a natural, unmedicated birth. She helped me relax and focus at the critical moments, while still giving privacy for my husband and I to experience this special event together.
We decided to work with Mika for her presence of mind and calm, steady demeanour. She is conscientious and a good listener. She helped me confront my anxieties concerning pregnancy, the birth process and adjusting to life postpartum. She checked in at just the right times. She also had many useful resources - what I could read, exercises to prepare and references.
During the big day, she was a phone call away to reassure us both before we went to the hospital. She set up a calm environment in the delivery room with aromatherapy, offered tips to help us cope. There were some minor complications during the labor which I was in no condition to grasp in the moment, so it was also useful to hear later her understanding of what passed. She stayed just long enough to help us start breastfeeding before leaving us to bond with our beautiful new baby girl!
From the beginning of our baby journey up until bringing our daughter home we as first-time parents were incredibly nervous, excited and full of questions. Having an amazing Doula like Mika Rock to help guide us through every step of the process has made the entire birth adventure enjoyable and worry-free. From creating a birth plan tailored to our wants, being with us during labour for both physical and emotional support to an amazing follow up in our home to discuss any new concerns or questions - Mika’s warmth, knowledge, compassion and insights helped put us at complete ease and allowed us to fully enjoy the miracle at hand. As a bonus, she’s also fully available before and after baby’s arrival to answer any question big or small. Before meeting Mika and experiencing all her know-how and fantastic energy my wife and I wasn’t 100% sure exactly what a Doula does but now having gone through the birth with one at our side we can attest they are an essential part of the experience and will be recommending Mika to our friends and family. Thank you Mika for everything you’ve done for us and our growing family.
Darren, Meghan & Ione,
My husband and I don’t have words to express our praise and admiration for Mika. Looking back, we cannot imagine having done it without her. From the very first meeting, Mika's support, kindness and knowledge were invaluable through a difficult pregnancy.
In the prenatal meetings, Mika helped us understand what to expect and coached us in making informed decisions. During the birth, Mika and my husband worked together to make an amazing support team. Mika, with her unshakeable calm and soothing voice, talked me through each contraction and reminded me to vocalize and not resist the pain. Together with her massage, this support enabled me to forgo pain medication. She also offered help with breastfeeding, making sure that my daughter and I got off to a great start and giving extremely useful advice about promoting milk production.
We never expected that the reality of our daughter's birth and the beginning of our breastfeeding journey could be so close to everything that we hoped for! We also thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Mika's postnatal visit and now, almost two months later, we regularly refer to what she told us about parenting and child development. To any family considering hiring a doula, say yes and hire Mika!
Thank you, Mika!
From the very beginning of our relationship, Mika demonstrated openness, respect and generosity towards us. Her attentiveness, her calm and her advice instilled in us a sense of confidence we were lacking. Her balanced approach, which puts science and spirituality in dialogue, was perfectly suited to our values! As soon as Mika officially joined our “team” until the birth of our son, she was a very available and responsive partner.
During labour, she was able to choose the right moments to be affirmative or discreet, and acted in complementarity, and with much respect, to the medical staff. Her encouragement, her techniques, her ideas and her energy were very valuable assets for my spouse and me. Mika was an inspiring teammate whom undoubtedly contributed to the realization of my “wish” to give birth naturally, without an epidural, after having a c-section.
Thank you, Mika!
Mika was an incredible support before, during and after the birth of our baby girl (Oct 2018). We instantly felt comfortable with Mika and knew she was the right person to share this most vulnerable jouney with. I can truly say I had a very positive birth experience and this is in large part thanks to Mika. Mika carries a calm sense of reassurance with her which gave me the boost of confidence I needed to stay with my wishes and decisions all along the way. Mika never wavered in her presence during the 28 hours she spent with us at the hospital. She knew intuitively when to be hands on and when to give space. She also had natural methods which were effective in helping the baby descend further in order to accelerate the long birth. Her acupressure and massage knowledge was very helpful in managing the intensity of the experience. I especially appreciated having the opportunity to follow up with Mika after the birth. The hospital staff change so frequently during a birth that both my partner and I found Mika’s continuity in presence during and after to be a great comfort. Thank you Mika!
Mika was an outstanding support and an essential part of our son’s birth. She embodies exactly the presence I needed during delivery: calm, caring, strong, and an advocate for our needs and desires. My labor progressed quickly, and Mika was able to support me and my husband and ensure that the experience still unfolded with our wishes at the forefront. She also helped me to manage my anxiety around a postpartum complication, which was an immense help to me. Our entire family is grateful to Mika for her professionalism and compassion — we couldn’t have been in better hands!
Michal was our doula this past June 2018. I can't imagine how we would have done it without her! Mika was a calm, knowledgeable and nonjudgemental support throughout the pregnancy and birth. She was a great teammate to my partner during the late night labour. When my labour quickly accelerated, she knew just when to get the medical team into the room. Having a doula during such a major physical and emotional transition is a great way to set yourself up for a healthy and positive birth and postpartum experience. Thank you Michal!
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