About Me

inweard gaze 0140.2.jpg

Hi, I'm Mika Rock, birth and postpartum doula, and HypnoBirthing childbirth educator. I support families in person in greater Montreal and online, internationally.

I'm an experienced yoga teacher, specializing in pelvic floor and hormonal health and wellness, with a decade of experience of teaching pre and postnatal yoga. I’m also a Shiatsu therapist. I have a bachelor’s in education and I’m a certified science teacher. 

Currently I'm a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (in training)

Growing up, my father was a scientist, and my mother, a pioneering holistic psychotherapist. Whenever I was sick, my mother used to press on my feet, to help me heal with reflexology. This was in the early ’80s. In our home, discussions about scientific versus holistic ways of thinking were regular conversations at the dinner table. Over the years, I’ve studied and gained hands-on experience in both worlds, and have been drawn to finding the places where the holistic and the scientific are complementary.

I have been passionate about birth and parenting for many years, supporting families since 2002.

 

Birth is a sacred passage; wherever you choose to give birth I’m here to support you.

I support you in giving birth your way.

I'm passionate about getting to know the families that choose my support. My doula care is personalized and in tune with your specific wishes and preferences. I join your team of birth support in a way that is as unique as your family is. 

I offer childbirth education and many different tools and practices, to help you explore and figure out how to be more comfortable during pregnancy and to feel confident, knowing your options in labour and birth as well as a parent.

Luna%252520%252526%252520Mika%252520PP_e
Screen Shot 2021-01-24 at 6.18.38 PM.png

In my birth doula bag, I bring a variety of options. I will offer you the tools that are most relevant for your family. I integrate visualization, embodiment, meditation, postures and breathing techniques, pressure points, somatic awareness, Rebozo, Zen shiatsu, homeopathy, essential oils and HypnoBirthing. 

My support goes beyond birth by being present for you in early postpartum. I can offer tips and ideas on how to support your healing after giving birth, including attuned listening to your birth story. That can if your interested include Somatic birth healing support. I support breastfeeding —as  much as is needed, referring to other professional support people if issues are beyond my scope, ie: an IBCLC.

I can offer new born care tips and give ideas on how to navigate the first challenging and magical steps of parenting and beyond.  

Many of the families I’ve supported over the years reach out to me with questions over the first weeks and months after birth. Some join our incredible parenting community, which hosts a live meetup once a week on Zoom and includes an ongoing WhatsApp group. Inclusive peer support is available here, and many friendships are formed.

The pandemic has taught me a valuable lesson: when giving birth, having trust and connection with your birth support team is priceless. Doula care and support transcends pandemic limitations!

Screen Shot 2021-01-24 at 6.18.54 PM.png
 

Training Background

Bench%20Aug%202019_edited.jpg

Training

  • Certified Holistic Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula

  • HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator

  • Certified Yoga teacher specializing in women’s health and wellness

  • Certified Shiatsu therapist

  • Bachelor in Education

  • Certified Science teacher

  • Naturopath, member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada.

  • SEP (Somatic Expressing practitioner) in training.

Doula

I trained as a birth Doula with Rivka Cymbalist, through the Montreal Birth Companions (MBC) Doula school. I'm a certified holistic Doula.

ND. Member of the Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. I issue Naturopath receipts for insurance purposes.