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PassoAoParto

A more peaceful passage through the perinatal universe.

A journey in movement, art, knowledge, connection, and acceptance.

Doula

A doula is a trained professional who continuously offers physical, emotional, and educational support to the pregnant person before, during, and after childbirth.

SUPPORT

It is also the doula's responsibility to offer support to those accompanying the pregnant person during this period. Thus, the doula facilitates and assists everyone going through this intense journey of perinatal care.

KNOWLEDGE

Before childbirth, the doula can help with updated knowledge, clarifying doubts, and welcoming with an open heart.

PHYSICAL COMFORT

During labor, the doula can offer measures of physical comfort such as massages, relaxation techniques, focus on breathing, suggest positions and movements to decrease discomfort from contractions, and much more. Additionally, she can work as an interpreter between the medical team, the pregnant person, and the support person(s), facilitating understanding.

ADJUSTING TO THE NEW ROUTINE

In the postpartum period, the doula can help with adjusting to the new routine, provide support for breastfeeding, assist with baby care, and with small household tasks. She is there to make the transition smoother and memories sweeter.

My Birth Doula Services

To welcome the pregnant person and their birth partner(s) with information about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, to offer physical and emotional support during labor, and to provide guidance on breastfeeding and newborn care.

This birth doula package costs CA$1350.

During the prenatal period, we will have a first virtual or in-person meeting to get to know each other a little more, talk about my work as a doula, expectations regarding your birth, and to answer any questions.

 

We will have a second, more practical meeting where we will practice positions and movements that benefit labor, talk about ways to cope with labor contractions, how partners can help, and about breastfeeding.

 

I am available two weeks before and two weeks after the estimated due date to be called when needed. I will accompany you throughout labor and delivery, and stay until the first few hours after the baby is born.

 

We will have a postpartum meeting to review the birth experience, provide guidance on breastfeeding and newborn care. I will take photos, when possible and without professional character, of our meetings, labor, delivery, postpartum, and special moments with the baby at home, if desired.

 

You can also participate in the Telegram group for support, information, exchanges, activities, and meetings of PassoAoParto.

 

You can also participate, free of charge if desired, in the modules of the PassoAoParto course (if they are being offered). Placenta stamping and art with the umbilical cord are also available if desired and possible.

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My Postpartum Doula Services.

As a Postpartum Doula, I seek to ensure a calm and welcoming environment for everyone and assist with whatever is needed: breastfeeding support, caring for the baby and/or older siblings so that the adults can rest, assistance with baby bath, organizing baby items, and preparing light meals for the parents.

The fee for this service is CA$30 per hour, with a minimum package of 9 hours.

About

PassoAoParto was born in 2020, after a long gestation. It's as if my entire career as an artist, educator, mother and doula had prepared me to create this program. It is woven into 5 precious threads that I believe are indispensable for a fulfilled life and a more peaceful journey through the universe of perinatality:

movement, art, knowledge, connection and acceptance

There are three modules and three workshops that address important topics and facilitate the exploration of issues related to conception, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and the postpartum period.

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a transforming experience, a unique opportunity to get to know ourselves better. PassoAoParto proposes an intense look inwards, recognizing the person who goes through this journey as the protagonist of their story. In this way, this main character learns to navigate unknown waters more serenely, using the current to her advantage.

What is the purpose of the program?

The objective of the program is to help the person who wants to get pregnant, who is pregnant or who is going through the puerperium to feel more prepared, strengthened, structured. Is it to guarantee a dream birth? Is it to avoid being shaken by the postpartum period? NO. To have centeredness, generosity and calm to face the unknown and frustrations, the countless changes that start already in pregnancy and the infinite challenges that arise with the arrival of children.

What are the modules?

The PassoAoParto course is divided into three modules:

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SEEDS

for those who want to get pregnant

Moments of self-care and relaxation, activities to broaden self-awareness and self-knowledge, to slow down and organize emotions.

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ROOTS

for pregnant women

Preparation for childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding. Practice of strategies and understanding of pharmacological and non-pharmacological resources that can be used during labor.

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FRUITS

for those with the baby in their arms

To dance with the baby or to give yourself moments of self-care and relaxation, to connect with other people and share the postpartum period.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each module has 7 meetings of 2 hours each. In all classes we dance, exchange information, share our experiences and feelings, address the specific themes of each module  with the seriousness and lightness that the moment requires.

The participation of companions and family members is welcome.

Workshops

Individual classes for those who want to prepare for childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding but do not have much available time or do not want to participate in a group. Great opportunity to have your questions answered.

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MOVEMENT

Movement and dance
for birth and postpartum

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

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ART

Artistic works to explore issues related to the universe of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

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KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical classes on preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding.

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

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MOVEMENT

Movement and dance
for birth and postpartum

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

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ART

Artistic works to explore issues related to the universe of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

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KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical classes on preparation for childbirth and breastfeeding.

2 classes of 2 hours each

live online via Zoom

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each workshop consists of 2 sessions of 2 hours each. It is offered to meet the individual needs of the pregnant person. It can be scheduled at different times. The participation of companions and family members is welcome.

Foundations

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All classes in each PassoAoParto Module contain important body work. Different dances, Yoga asanas and the smooth QiGong movements mobilize the body respecting its limits and giving new attention to breathing.
The movements aim at self-knowledge, promote self-perception and body awareness. It's a time to slow down, observe yourself and prepare to face each stage of the journey with more strength and good humor.

MOVEMENT

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ART

Art is one of those fields where the goal or result is not the most important thing. The result is often different from what was expected and is out of our control: this is how we walk through pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and raising children.
That's why PassoAoParto classes include creative experiences such as dancing, drawing, singing, working with clay, which encourage artistic expression as a way to get in touch with the bubbling emotions of that period. It's a way to escape our rational side a little – so stimulated by the excess of information that surrounds the themes of pregnancy, childbirth, puerperium – and give space to intuition, emotions and the unconscious.

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KNOWLEDGE

My training as a doula and perinatal educator also allows me to share technical knowledge, based on scientific evidence, and practical knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. In all classes, we have a moment reserved for a instructional part with discussion of the important subjects of each Module and where companions can participate.

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All activities in each class promote a greater connection with our body, our emotions, with our baby and with those who participate in the meetings. A unique opportunity to get to know each other better!

CONNECTION

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PassoAoParto is your perinatal space. In all classes there are moments for exchanges, listening to those who want to share their feelings, questions, experiences and doubts in a respectful and loving environment. It's an open, inclusive, judgment-free space!

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