In 2022, I came together with a wonderful group of Montreal doulas to create the Doula Circle. Regardless of whether you need birth doula or postpartum doula support, you’ll find just the right fit for you in our Doula Circle. No matter if you choose to give birth in the hospital, in a birthing center or at home, we here to support you and your family in birthing your way.
"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Have you started on your journey to becoming a birth doula, but feel like you could use a little more support?
Do you need guidance to help you learn how to show up in birth and provide your clients with a more positive experience?
Are you looking for an experienced birth doula mentor to be by your side as you tap into the magical yet challenging world of birth doula support?
Why I Decided to Become a Mentor
When I began my journey as a birth doula, I was lucky to have an incredible mentor and teacher by my side, Rivka Cymbalist. Rivka guided me with her extensive knowledge, inspired me to tap into the transformational power of birth and gave me invaluable insights into what it really means to serve as birth doula.
Now, I am so excited to be able to take on that role for other aspiring doulas. It’s my humble way of giving back and sharing my learnings with other birth workers who are passionate about providing evidence-based, intuitive care for families.
Why Choose Mika's Mentorship?
I will support you as your mentor during all stages of your interaction with your client (prenatally, during birth and early postpartum) and provide guidance and advice as needed.
Access to Birth Doula Experience
Tap into my years of experience as you begin supporting your first few births. Gain confidence in better supporting your clients. As birth doula mentee, you also have the opportunity to join the Doula Circle’s ongoing meetings and exchange with fellow doulas in your local community
Practical Advice & Guidance
Learn how to really show up in birth in ways that support, honor and empower the birthing person. Find out which tools to integrate to contribute to a birth experience that is calming, empowering and respectful of the birthing family’s wishes.
Working with me also means the possibility of expanding your doula business with client referrals with the Doula Circle. This is based on availability and subject to completion of a successful interview.
1 : 1 Coaching
Throughout our mentorship relationship, you will benefit from coaching and regular check-in opportunities to make sure your questions and concerns are addressed quickly.
Mentorship is open to birth doulas in the Greater Montreal area and to birth doulas who live further away and are open to virtual mentorship.
Why Choose Me as
Experience supporting over 160 in-person and virtual births (hospital births, birthing centers, home births).
Extensive knowledge of the Montreal birthing community and available resources for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum (hospitals, birthing centers, clinics, support groups, etc.)
Strong connections with local birth professionals, medical care providers, and other perinatal health care professionals (doulas, midwives, OB-GYNs, family doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, pelvic-floor physiotherapists)
Familiarity with a variety of birth tools, including visualization, embodiment, meditation, postures and breathing techniques, pressure points, somatic birth integration, Rebozo, Zen shiatsu, homeopathy, essential oils, and HypnoBirthing®.
A profound sense of connection and introspection.
3 months of bi -weekly 1h virtual mentor sessions (6h total)
Guidance in intake and prenatal meetings with 5 birth clients, including on call in real time while you offer doula support in labour and birth
3 SE sessions to support your nervous system regulation. For integration of your lived experience as a birth doula
Mentorship is offered for new doulas with a completed birth doula certification.
If you’d like me to be your mentor, let's explore how I can support you. Please get in touch with me. Spots are limited.
There are rare, gifted people in this world who emanate both skill and passion in their profession. Mika Rock is one of these innately magnetic and special people. She cares deeply for you and loves her work. She is a library of information and has a background in science which we both appreciated. She made herself readily available from the beginning - from answering my pregnancy questions, checking in with me after my Dr. appointments, easing worries to helping with labor induction methods, the birth itself and also nurturing my postpartum needs (breastfeeding and emotional support).