Marj first joined the Toronto Yoga Mamas Community by attending our Birth Doula Training in 2013 and since has completed our Postpartum Doula Training and the Yoga Teacher Training. When she joined the Yoga Mamas Team of Toronto Doulas in 2015, she brought with her personal experience from her own pregnancies and professional experience as both a Birth and Postpartum Doula.
Marj LOVES being a doula. She enjoys being able to support new parents on their journey into parenthood. As a doula she can help new parents through providing the tools, techniques, and insights necessary for a solid foundation in birth and postpartum.
To Marj, a doula can help set families on a positive course into parenthood like no other and she loves being a part of this transitional and pivotal time. Through her own pregnancies, she knows first hand how incredibly powerful the entire experience is and is honoured to be able to do this work.
Marj has additional training in Prenatal Yoga, Acupressure Massage for Labour, Rebozo Techniques, and Hypnobirthing for Birth Professionals. She utilizes these to provide comfort and pain alleviation, help decrease labour discomfort and alleviate tension and stress. In her experience, these tools and techniques when available to families allow for a more satisfying labouring experience overall.
We asked Marj for advice on hiring a Doula and she shared that it is important to go with your gut, lead with your heart and hire a doula you feel a connection with. It is a truly intimate time in your life; you want someone there with you who you feel at ease with, who you feel can bring you the comfort and support you feel you'll need – Someone you genuinely can connect to.
Meet Marj and other Toronto Birth and Postpartum Doulas at our next "All About Doula's" Information Session on March 6th at 7:00pm. Visit our Doula Services page to find out more and to register for our Free Information Session.