Resources

My goal as a postpartum doula is to empower you to make the best decision for you and your baby, because you are the only person who knows what is right for your family. When reading these and any resources, ask yourself how the information makes you feel, and let your heart guide your decision.

Postpartum Darla is always looking for ways to collaborate and partner in order to support more moms in the community. Reach out if you think we’d make a dynamite duo!

hi baby! Prenatal & Doula Services

Baillie Janex was the child who didn’t enjoy watching children’s shows on TV, but instead wanted to watch ‘A Baby Story’ or ‘Bringing Home Baby’ on TLC. And she was the student who secretly didn’t look away when they showed the birthing video in high school biology while everyone else was hiding their eyes. 

Baillie Janex, hi baby! Prenatal & Doula Services

She has always has a passion for pregnancy and birth so she decided to make a career out of it! Baillie is a Saskatoon and area certified labor doula and owner of hi baby! Prenatal & Doula Services. She has helped many families during their journeys to parenthood and enjoys educating families on the birth process and being by their side during this monumental time in their lives. She loves supporting and encouraging moms, and loves being a light to those that she serves. She’s excited to “Double the Doula Love” by offering an elite package with Postpartum Darla.

Lead Pilates & Integrated Health Therapies

Postpartum Darla is excited to join the Pre & Postnatal team at Lead Pilates & Integrated Health Therapies! At Lead, you will experience the value created by utilizing integrated teams of health and fitness professionals to work on a client’s behalf to create successful movement solutions with the end result of increasing quality of life. Adding a postpartum doula is the perfect complement to this integrative approach! Visit Postpartum Darla at Lead and have access to a variety of health practitioners, including Chiropractic, Naturopathic Medicine, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, BodyTalk, and Reflexology.

Warman Physiotherapy and Wellness

Postpartum Darla’s longest standing partnership is with Haylie Lashta at Warman Physiotherapy & Wellness. Through this partnership, she proudly offers community support groups: the Warman Moms Support Groupevery second Tuesday and Warman Breastfeeding Support Group the last Monday of every month, as well as her workshops.

Here are some of my favourite books, articles, and social media accounts. As the saying goes, take what you like and leave the rest! This isn’t exhaustive and I’m always adding to it. You will also notice cross-over: some of the authors here have great websites as well as social media accounts. Do some looking around and see what resonates with you. I would love to hear what are your go-to resources!

A great quote from Sally Placksin’s book, Mothering the New Mother.

BOOKS

  • What Mothers Do: especially when it looks like nothing ~ Naomi Stadlen
  • Mothering the New Mother: Women’s Feelings and Needs After Childbird ~ Sally Placksin
  • Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering ~ Sarah Buckley
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding ~La Leche League International
  • Birth Matters: A Midwife’s Manifesta ~ Ina May Gaskin
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth ~ Ina May Gaskin
  • Sweet Sleep ~ LLLI,  Diana West, Diane Wiessinger, Linda J. Smith, and Teresa Pitman
  • Dr. Jack Newman’s Guide to Breastfeeding ~ Dr. Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
  • The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting ~ Rebecca Eanes
  • The Attachment Parenting Book ~ William and Martha Sears
  • The Baby Book ~ William and Martha Sears
  • Boobin’ All Day, Boobin’ All Night ~ Meg Nagle, IBCLC
  • The Gentle Parent ~ L. R. Knost
  • Two Thousand Kisses A Day ~ L. R. Knost
  • Birth, Breath, & Death ~ Amy Wright Glenn

WEBSITES (you will find most of these on Facebook, too, if you prefer that method)

ARTICLES

SOCIAL MEDIA: INSTAGRAM

For everything pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting, I love Instagram the most (though I use Facebook a ton as well)! Some Instagram accounts I like include:

Some of the best accounts to follow on Instagram are photographers. Check out jadebeallphotography and captured_birth_photography.

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