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Jenel Maruk

StoonRMT

Saskatoon, SK Service range 55 miles

3068030696

https://www.stoonrmt.com/doula

Birth Fee

$300 to $1200

Birth Fee

$300 to $1200


Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birthing From Within - Certified Doula

Birth Doula Experience

9 years and 140 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2010
  • HypnoBirthing, June 2016
  • Wise Woman Way of Birth, April 2018

Type of practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Comfortable speaking up, understand medical terms, can speak and professional level educated conversation with medical team with my training.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
No birth centers in sk

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Yes I love home births when possible very comfortable In this environment


College Education

AA/AS

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cancer patients and survivors
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Infant massage education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother roasting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Physical therapy
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Prenatal & postpartum fitness services
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

MTAS Yoga Alliance Dona international Traditional Reproductive Healing Mother's Empowering Mother's ASKMuM Saskatoon Saskatoon Soccer Inc

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

We work on a sliding pay scale between $250-$1200. Doula Services During COVID are available and very beneficial. Silver Package $250 - $500- minimal prenatal meeting, ON CALL birth support and postnatal visit when you are ready. Gold Package $900 - This includes 2 prenatal meetings and ON-CALL support around your due date & birth. We follow up with a postnatal visit at your convenience. Platinum Package $1200 - 3 Prenatal Meetings, On Call Support throughout Pregnancy & Birth, Closing The Bones Treatment & 2 Postnatal Visits. Our Initial Consult is FREE please contact us to book that at our location in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon, SK Service range 55 miles

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Breanne B

9/12/2021

As a nurse, I know labour is a crazy intense experience. My fiance and I live 5 hours north of Saskatoon but had decided the best decision was to deliver there. When I first mentioned hiring a doula my fiance wasn't too sure of the idea... he thought it would be weird to have someone present during such a big moment of our lives and worried his role would be diminished. After meeting with multiple wonderful doulas we knew Jenel would be a great choice for us. Her outgoing and open nature was a perfect fit. Her ability to talk about the hard stuff with ease was a big asset for forming a relationship with us. Quickly my fiance came around to the doula idea and after having a long labour with a few complications he will be the first to tell you how happy he was she was there. Realizing now how busy the hospital is (where hours go by without seeing a nurse) I can't imagine not having Jenel around to be that knowledgeable presence and my advocate. I keep telling all my friends it was the best decision we made. With the pandemic and living in small town  a lot of post partum services being suspended, it was great to have Jenel available to reach out to when I was having a meltdown. She always took the time to talk things out and give me suggestions. She would check in regularly and I was so grateful to have her as a lifeline. 

Rena Clark

8/18/2021

Jenel was suggested to us by a friend when we were looking for a Doula. We had initial consultations with 5 Doulas.  When we asked Jenel if we could work with her; thankfully she said yes. We started meeting with Jenel around 35-36 weeks pregnant with our first child. We were both really nervous because I am over 40 years old. Jenel helped prepare us mentally and physically for our hospital induction/epidural birth. Jenel is very knowledgeable, practical and super caring.  She demonstrated how the baby will exit the pelvis, pain management techniques and different ways to labor to make it easier.  Jenel assured us she would advocate for us and our baby. We went into our birth more confident.  Jenel came to the hospital with us and was instrumental in assisting us with comfort, massage, music, afvocation, pain management and labouring positions.  We wouldn't have wanted to attempt our birth without Jenel!! Jenel took priceless photos of us meeting our sweet Baby James for the first time. Jenel stayed after the birth to help latch baby for feeding.  Jenel visited our family, days, weeks and months afterwards to make sure everyone was thriving.  We would highly recommend working with Jenel.  

Alana Sanden

8/12/2021

Jenel is MORE than everything we imagined in a doula. She was such a calming presence and wealth of knowledge during pregnancy with always being just a text away to answer a question or give support and prepared us with so much information during our meetings before our babe came. During labour she was AMAZING spending so much time with me making sure I was as comfortable as possible, expressing my needs to the staff, massaging THE WHOLE TIME ??, and suggesting different postions and coping mechanisms. Jenel was also so helpful to my husband during labour and birth explaining what was happening, calming him down and helping him with supporting me and making sure he was also resting and supported. Our baby boy was born over 6 weeks ago and Jenel still texts me to ask how I am doing and offering her expertise and advice! We are so blessed to have found Jenel and will definitely be having her as our doula for our future babies! ♥?

Jill Stuart

8/9/2021

Working with Jenel helped make our birth experience so positive. She is a wealth of knowledge and was incredibly supportive of both myself and my husband prior to labour and  especially during. She helped me have the birthing experience I wanted and I couldn't recommend her more. Her postpartum support is something I didn't even know I needed but Jenel continues to support me which has been a huge help in the transition into motherhood. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for support during pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum. As Jenel said to us, it's never too early or late to call her! 

Kayli Arsenault

8/9/2021

I meet Jenel while pregnant with my first child while looking for a massage therapist. I quickly became comfortable, as she was always so positive and welcoming. I knew if I had another child she would be my doula. Having Jenel in the delivery room  made me less stressed ,as I knew she would be that voice for us when needed. Getting the massage while waiting for baby to arrive was amazing. It was the only thing that helped me relax for a bit. I highly recommend working with her she is very knowledgable, and will be able to set you at ease.

Mandy

8/5/2021

We hired Jenel for my second birth, which was a vbac. Due to my first labour and birth being so long, with back labour, and ending in c-section due to positioning, there were specific qualities I was looking for in a doula and that I found in Jenel. Jenel had lots of knowledge about positioning/spinning babies, as well as strong hands from being an RMT. Thankfully I didn't need the counterpressure that I did with my first! Jenel's prenatal visits were extremely helpful prepare me for birth and put my mind at ease, and during labour she was invaluable. She beat us to the hospital and her reminders to slow by breathing between contractions, and guide my partner how to touch me were especially helpful. I enjoyed the opportunity to debrief with her following the birth, and the closing of the bones ceremony and the food she provided us were wonderful postpartum. I would definitely recommend Jenel as a doula if you are looking for a knowledgable support person for birth and everything before and after it. 

Sadie B

6/23/2021

My labour and delivery was a fantastic experience due to Jen and Kiana. They were absolutely awesome. They cared for me and  supported me throughout my entire L & D. Even after my baby was born, they reached out and offered support and help. Jen has so many different techniques to help ease labour, and her wealth of knowledge is substantial. I highly recommend them as doulas!!

Emily Wur

5/31/2021

There are not enough words to describe how much of a positive impact Jenel had on our pregnancy and birth! In the first meeting with my husband (who was sceptical on why we needed a doula) Jenel said "I am here to help you help her" and boom she won him over then and every meeting after that. She answered all my FTM questions when I was panicking and need reassurance everything was progressing normally over those last 20 weeks and went over and above giving support and massage during labor and helped us determine when it was time to get our butts to the hospital to have a baby (huge fear of mine not knowing when to go) and during birth she kept the positivity coming helping keep me in the zone and not doubting myself 

after our little man was earthside she made sure my husband was fed and checked in on all of us the next few weeks
I couldn't possibly have asked for a better person by our side and my husband now says we will be calling Jenel again for every pregnancy! 

Hailey Smytaniuk

5/23/2021

Jenel is incredibly knowledgeable and intuitive in all things related to pregnancy/labor/birth/bodywork. I had major anxiety having a hospital birth, and she was able to effortlessly make sure that the environment was as calm as possible. She gently reminded me to surrender to the experience, and supported and encouraged my husband in supporting me. She has an amazing ability to just know what comfort measures were needed while laboring and bringing my baby earthside. I'm so grateful that she was our birth doula! 

 

Tayler Prokopets

5/17/2021

I was on the hunt for a doula before we even tried to conceive our second baby. After a very tramatic first labor and delivery/post partum I knew I wanted more support this time around. Jenel provided 24/7 support to us throughout our pregnancy from day one. We had birth defect scares and a gestational diabetes diagnosis that jenel supported us through. She gave us resources, tips, and so much love and support. She eased so many of my fears and anxieties. We had an amazing labor and delivery with no complications with jenel by our side. Post partum I am feeling great with a happy, healthy and content baby. Without jenel I know my anxieties would be higher which would lead to a harder recovery. We are so grateful to of had jenel be apart of our birth experience and highly recommend her. With jenel you don't just get a doula you get a forever friend ??

 

Jess

4/8/2021

We had an amazing experience with Jenel as our Doula! Being first time parents we had no idea what we were doing or what to expect. Jenel took a calm and educated approach with us so we felt well taken care of and relaxed. She offered support by text or phone throughout my pregnancy and was on call as our due date got closer. My contractions started at 2 am and Jenel was able to chat with me all through the night! She came to our house to support me through labour for the whole day before coming with us to the hospital for the delivery. I felt empowered and encouraged through my entire birth experience. Her background in massage therapy and knowledge of the human body is a huge benefit for anyone wanting to do an unmedicated birth. The level of individualized care and support that my partner and I received blew me away. Jenel really took the time to get to know us and all our special requirements. She made me feel loved, valued, and strong in my journey to motherhood and I am forever grateful. 

Tara and jon

3/15/2021

For my third pregnancy, I enlisted the help of the Jenel as I wanted to be more informed and involved in the labour and delivery of my baby. After two less than ideal hospital births I chose to have Jenel present at this birth; I honestly wish I could go back in time and have her support me through the deliveries of my first two children. It’s impossible to truly describe how wonderful the experience was with Jenel there to guide me through my labour by supporting and empowering me. With her love and support, I was able to deliver this baby in a calm, peaceful setting without pain medication - something I never thought I would be able to do. It was a wonderful experience thanks to jenel l. I love them so much.xo Tara

Hiring Jenel has been the best parenting decision yet. Her ability to help us dig deep and question what we want and how to achieve it as a team really made me feel involved. I felt confident supporting Tara and knew I was doing it right for her as we talked about so many scenarios and how I can help in all of them beforehand. Post birth I knew how to support and encouragement for breastfeeding as well knew what healing post birth is really like and how important I am in all of that! -Jon

Chelle

3/15/2021

Thank you ??. Man I know I keep saying this but that WAS powerful!

Thank you again for that. M's birth would not have been the same if you weren't there and I'm grateful every single time I remember it. It's wild because with the other two, I've kind of blocked them out a bit but with hers I was in control and remember it all. Amazing.

 

Stefanie Bohn

2/7/2021

When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted a doula (Drew agreed) so I started looking online and came across Jenel. We got to have a FaceTime chat with her first because we live 2 hours out of the city. As soon as we hung up the phone Drew and I knew we wanted her along for this journey and we couldn’t be happier with this decision. We met with her multiple times each time leaving with more information and feeling more confident in what was to come. I also received massages that helped with the pains of being pregnant and felt so good afterwards. All of this was above and beyond our expectations and then came the big day and we honestly couldn’t imagine not having her there. She was such a rock for Drew and myself during the 24 hour labour. Giving me so many affirmations and using her massage background to relieve some of the pain. She did so much for us and we are so happy that we found her. It’s been 4 weeks since and she still checks up on us, we definitely now consider her not just our doula but our friend.

Tay

11/11/2020

Terrific, brilliant at what she does! Both myself and my partner felt supported and cared for. Way beyond my expectations and I feel my birth would have ended differently had Jenel not been there.

Hire this doula!

Tay

11/11/2020

When I didn't think I could press on, Jenel was able to support me. Keep me calm and also my husbandd. I felt empowered going into birth with many resources and other suggestions to tap into my instincts. Very creative process with a variety of tools to use for both myself and my partner. Worth every penny! I will be hiring her for all my future babies and telling all my friends and family about how amazing it was having Jenel as your doula! 

J&M

11/10/2020

We decided to hire a doula a few month before baby girl’s due date.

 


Jenel was wonderful. She helped us with positions, videos and exercises to get our head in the game in preparation. Baby was also breech so we spent a week working on movements to help her turn - which she did!

 


I was induced after having high blood pressure. Jenel helped during early labour with massages and techniques to help me relax and rest. And then when things really got going she confidently advocated for us to help me with positions that allowed me to be more comfortable and still let the nursing team monitor baby. My husband said after the fact when things got intense how grateful he was Jenel was there - she knew so many ways to support me and he never felt like she took his place. Rather that he was supported too.

 


All in all what likely could have ended up as a c-section was a drug free natural birth. We are so thankful Jenel was there for this amazing experience. We’ve encouraged every other pregnant couple we know to give themselves the gift of hiring Jenel.

Maria Arcellie Agad

11/8/2020

Hiring Jenel as our doula was one of the best decision we did in preparation of my childbirth. Since me and my husband lives alone, Jenel became a great company and an outstanding support. Her experience in being a doula was exemplary. Her service was top notch and she is very reliable. Getting her service got me a Doula and friend. I will put my best effort to recommend her to those in need.

Brittney Perez

11/8/2020

Best doula ever! I feel so supported already. I know the best is yet to come. I started seeing her for arvigo wombcare, and here we are on this new journey to motherhood. Get a doula and make sure it's Jenel!

Lisa Slominski

11/4/2020

Without Jenel my pregnancy would have been so uncomfortable. I started seeing Jenel for massage therapy on my glutes, hips and back at the start of my third trimester and after only ONE visit my pain decreased. With routine visits I was able to sleep comfortably most nights until the delivery. When I heard Jenel was a doula I quickly asked if she had availability for my due date. She helped me keep calm, relaxed and confident while she patiently and respectfully waited for labor to progress. When the pain was almost unbearable Jenel always said exactly what I needed to hear make it through. Her attentive and supportive energy was immensely beneficial. Jenel also provided healing bath soaks during my recovery that were definitely healing and relaxing. She also charges a very fair fee for her services. I highly recommend Jenel for your home or hospital birth. 

Erin Smith

11/4/2020

Hello,

Jenel was our Doula for our first child. I was nervous about giving birth, and in particular the long-lasting negative effects I had heard horror stories about. Jenel gave helpful and practical suggestions on how to prepare (e.g. stretches, visualization, resources to review) to ensure I felt ready to tackle things. She was always available to answer questions and was indispensible during my labour. She also did an excellent job of ensuring my partner was part of the process and knew what to do to help support me.

My interpretation of Jenel's approach is that she wants to help guide you to have the birth you want with support, but no judgement. 

I certainly recommend her!

Almira

11/3/2020

I guess it’s never too late to thank my Birth Doula Jenel from StoonRMT who did a superb job through emotional support, she even cleaned my throw ups, provided ice chips while I’m losing all my strength, physical engagement such as giving me a massage, breathing techniques to endure every pain and assisting in birth ball/exercises for comfort and motivated me during the 15-hour labor at the hospital 2 weeks ago.
Plus she took all the unforgettable videos and photos during my delivery. ??

I can’t imagine how I was able to make it through without her help as I only have Jumong on my side, and since it’s our first time, we’re a little bit clueless about childbirth scenarios.

I wouldn’t regret getting her service, she’s highly recommended! ♥?♥?♥?

Liana

11/3/2020

Having Jenel as our doula was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Her knowledge and experience made us feel comfortable and supported through what was a difficult birth. I would highly recommend Jenel to anyone considering a doula.

C&A

3/10/2020

I am so incredibly grateful that we had you with us to bring baby into the world. You constantly went above and beyond and we cannot thank you enough. You have a permanent place I our hearts and our most profound respect. Thank you thank you thank you. ?? hi

Tomm

3/10/2020

I can't thank you enough for how much you helped my wife and I physically and emotionally over the last month. We would have never had such a positive birth experience and start of our kids life if it wasn't for you. You worked tirelessly. You truly cares about us and it showed every step of the way. Thank You! 

T

J.P

3/10/2020

Your continued support throughout my pregnancy and especially in the last month of pregnancy is more than j could've ever anticipated. We will forever be thankful for all the support your provided. Our birth was a joyous, beautiful and amazing event. 

Deepest gratitude.

J

 

Birth Availability for Jenel Maruk

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