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Doula Blog

Welcome to The Pilates Doula & Parenting Blog!

Information, stories and exercise tips to help you and your family thrive in Pregnancy and Parenthood.

How can a Doula can help you? It looks different for every family, but it should feel good!

photo by ruth ruttan. A family rests in their bed after welcoming their new baby into the world, at home.

photo by ruth ruttan. A family rests in their bed after welcoming their new baby into the world, at home.

Doula Support looks different for every family, but one thing should be consistent - it should feel good!

I liken the role of a doula to that of a tour guide. I know, hear me out!

You check the pregnancy to parenthood road map and head out with a particular destination in mind. But what if there's a little detour or a new road that isn't on your map? When the surroundings are unfamiliar, you can feel hesitant, concerned or even frightened. No one likes feeling lost, especially on this big adventure!

As a certified doula, I know the landscape of pregnancy, birth and early postpartum. I can walk you through the many pathways of this journey with the most up to date information and resources, reassure you and point out the beauty, history, and treasures of your path, no matter which route you follow.

A doula is a committed constant during the entire unpredictable journey - I will encourage and remind you to ask questions and teach you how to advocate for yourself, so you feel ownership of your experience.

Plan your pregnancy to parenthood journey knowing you can navigate it all with confidence!

Check here to learn more about me and my certifications and trainings. Or check here to see what people are saying about Doula Support!

Learn more about  Birth Doula Support

Learn more about Birth Doula Support

Learn more bout  Postpartum Doula Support

Learn more bout Postpartum Doula Support


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Written by Ruth Ruttan, Doula & Pre & Postnatal Pilates Specialist at Retrofit Pilates

Ruth has enjoyed watching many bodies change, stay functional and become powerful humans. Education is at the centre of her approach, believing that knowledge is power and that informing our minds and bodies will help build an extraordinary life experience. Creative by nature and armed with an excellent knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology of pregnancy & birth, Ruth loves working with all sorts of bellies, babies and bodies!