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.
Somatic Birth Integration
“Be an explorer of self and embark on your healing journey, gently and in growing connection with your wholeness.”
Learn and gain awareness about your nervous system reactions
Become aware and learn to recognize when you are regulated and when you are not
Receive gentle support in slowly releasing stored and blocked energy and tensions
Heal from stress and trauma
Become more autonomous
Feel more vital and connected to your life energy
What is Somatic
As Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in training (I’m currently in my advanced 3rd and last year), I can help you explore your body’s incredible capacity to self-regulate and heal.
I have supported over 145 families as their birth doula and have witnessed time and time again how powerful somatic birth healing work can be – not just to help you heal from stress and birth trauma, but also to foster a deeper connection with yourself, your baby and your family.
My somatic birth healing practice is rooted in Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle and empowering mind-body approach that taps into your body awareness to address underlying trauma, release tension and calm your nervous system. A basic premise of the evidence-based SE™ approach is to create a sense of safety in the body and nervous system.
Somatic Birth Integration work is recommended, anytime once you have completed the first 4-6 weeks after giving birth. In your first 28-40 days of postpartum, your body needs all its available energy to heal from giving birth. And to get to know and take care of your newborn.
Free 30-minute discovery call to see if somatic birth integration is for you.
Packages include 4 sessions of 60 minutes each.
Sessions are offered virtually.
How We’ll Work Together
During our sessions, we will explore with a comprehensive set of tools that have helped me build my somatic birth integration practice:
Finding initial grounding
Birth narrative (exploring what beliefs you have about birth)
The sequence/ timeline of your labour and birth
Somatic awareness/ nervous system story - Supporting you in releasing the trauma charge, by slow release, repair and integration of your embodied memory of your birthing story
Supporting you in finding and connecting with your resources, your positive felt birthing experiences.
*(At the moment offering, student in training price)!
Disclaimer: I am currently in training to become a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) and am offering somatic birth healing sessions at a discounted rate while completing my certification. Please get in touch with me to learn more.
“I felt so lucky to have Mika's support before, during, and after labour - for me, for my partner, for our baby. As someone with a history of painful experiences around mental health, pregnancy and childbirth, I had a lot of fears. Mika provided a wealth of information, tactful yet firm advocacy in the hospital, as well as a deeply grounded, sensitive, loving presence throughout. She used techniques from Somatic Experiencing to help me face my sometimes very intense emotions in our prepartum sessions - and then these came back to be so helpful during the delivery itself. They helped me to connect the different aspects of my experience by finding words to focus my thoughts and efforts, bringing body and mind into relationship, and to touch into a sense of calm and relaxation in moments of rest. Breastfeeding would also have been so much harder without Mika's education and support. I was so touched that she continued to check in with us long after our baby was born. Mika is a fantastic doula, especially if you do have a trauma history that requires extra knowledge and support"