Virtually or in Person From West Island to Hawkesbury & Surrounding Areas
Hi There! My name is Cris Baluch and I want to be there for YOU during one of your life's most profound experiences!
I am a passionate, hands on, open arms and open heart, all inclusive and compassionate Certified Doula, Maternal Support Practitioner, Birth Partner & Postpartum Trainer, Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Specialist and Naturotherapist. I believe every person has the right to feel safe and supported, both physically and emotionally, throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond into their parenting journey. I am so blessed to be able to offer personalized support to both the Birther and their Birth Partner both in person and Virtually. By supporting both roles, I ensure that you will both feel Powerful, Present, Educated, Confident and Prepared. With you Every step of the way! I've Got You!
A little bit more about me for those who want to know more:
I am the very proud mother of a gorgeous and artistic 9 year old son and a stunning creative 6 year old daughter. I have the most loving and supportive husband and I have many passions in life. I love to learn and try new things. Helping people is at the heart of everything I have ever done and it is all I ever want to do. From being a Wedding & Event Planner, then creating my Relationship Coaching business, it only felt natural for me to begin my next journey as a Birth Worker. My life feels full of love, I am constantly learning and growing and I am where I am supposed to be.
Interesting enough, babies have always been a passion of mine. Birth on the other hand... not so much!
I knew very little about birthing babies before I had my own. To be honest, I grew up afraid of birth. It seemed so painful, terrifying and lonely. I believed the only way a person had a baby, was in a cold and sterile hospital room, bent over in excruciating pain or completely numb and out of it. None of that seemed at all appealing to me and I wasn't sure I would ever put myself through that.
Being called upon a few times over the years by family and friends to be there when they went into labour only confirmed my fears. I attended my first birth in 2003 and found the whole thing to be scary. In the birthing room, people were coming and going, the birther kept being poked and prodded and the whole ordeal felt tense with lots of fear, unclear objectives, unfounded bouts of worry and several rounds of tears. There was little guidance for the birther and we were often left alone with more questions than answers, and we just hoped it would all work out for the best. That feeling of helplessness was the worst for me. This was the beginning of the spark in my interest in birth work. I just wanted so much more for the birther than the experience they were having. No one likes the unknown, and although we cannot predict how any birth will go, someone can be educated and prepared and learn all there is to know and share that with the birther. Someone can be a resource of knowledge, offer comfort measures and grounding techniques and provide emotional support for when fear and worry creeps in, and the only medicine for those feelings is compassion and reassurance and I knew then, that I wanted to eventually be "That Someone".
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Let's Get You Feeling Confident And Prepared for Birth, Baby and Parenthood