Doula & Pilates Spcialist
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Meet Ruth

Hello!   I'm Ruth and it's wonderful to meet you.

Retrofit Pilates Education Coordinator & Master Instructor, Pre/ Postnatal Specialist, Balanced Body Faculty Member (Teacher Trainer)  Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula), Childbirth, Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding Educator

Retrofit Pilates Education Coordinator & Master Instructor, Pre/ Postnatal Specialist, Balanced Body Faculty Member (Teacher Trainer)

Maternal Support Practitioner (Doula), Childbirth, Infant Sleep & Breastfeeding Educator

I'm a mom to three amazing children, and I've been right where you are now!
Having a baby is one of the most profound and intense experiences of one's life, even if you've done it before! It can feel overwhelming - there's so much to wrap your thoughts around! However, with the right support, it can be an empowering and positive experience.

I am a Toronto based Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Infant Sleep and Breastfeeding Educator. I have experience working with OBs and midwives in all kinds of birth settings – hospital, birth center and at home. Check in here to read words of kindness, from the wonderful families I've been honoured to support.
I am also a Certified Pilates Instructor (STOTT), Master Instructor (Teacher Trainer) for Balanced Body Inc., and the Education Coordinator at Retrofit Pilates, specializing in Prenatal and Postpartum Pilates and exercise. I have been teaching people to move and become more connected to their bodies for over 25 years. Through the Pilates method, bodywork and dance I have enjoyed instructing and watching many bodies change, stay functional and become powerful humans. My personal movement practice and body-awareness was a tremendous asset when I gave birth to each of my children. As was the incredible support team that encouraged me through each pregnancy to parenthood experience.

I know how deeply the birth experience impacts families and I want each family I work with to have a story that they love to tell. Whether I am working with you through a Pilates practice to prepare you for labour, birth, and recovery, as your Doula or both, my goal is always to help you reach your goals, even if those goals change. We create support within your body by building muscular balance, better movement strategies, and strength. We create support through education, resources, and physical comfort measures. All while respecting your intuition and choices with zero judgment.
Education is at the center of my approach, both for my clients and myself. I believe that knowledge is power and that informing our minds and bodies will help build an extraordinary life experience.

Having a Doula should feel like an experienced friend who helps you and your family stay grounded and calm through the unpredictable business of birth and parenthood. I'll always have your back (and your belly)!


How a Doula Can help you

 
How can a Doula Can Help you?! It looks different for every family, but one thing should be consistent - it should feel good! Learn more about  how a Doula can help you here!

How can a Doula Can Help you?! It looks different for every family, but one thing should be consistent - it should feel good! Learn more about how a Doula can help you here!

 

My certifications & training:

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I take on a limited number of births and postpartum families each month so as to be able to fully support each family. It’s never too early (or too late!) to Get in Touch and find out what Doula Support could look like for you!

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No questions are too big or too small!
I am always happy to chat about anything related to your pregnancy to parenthood journey.