get to know me

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Hi Friends!

Aleks here, and first off, thank you for visiting my page and showing interest in getting to know me more <3

I am so excited to be serving my community in the way that I am now. I started my career in supporting families in the perinatal period as a social worker in a hospital prenatal clinic. This was some of the best experience I could have possibly experienced and it led me to the independent work that I do now.

The one area of support that was missing for me as solely a social worker was supporting families in the birth room. And in walking with families in the antepartum and the postpartum period, I got countless reasons as to why this support was also needed.

So I decided to start training as a Doula and a year later I chose to venture off to work independently in my own business.

I now get to meet families in pregnancy and learn about their journey so far, their wishes for their birth, their fears- and we get to work throughout pregnancy to get them mentally in a place where they can create the experience they want. By this I mean their internal state, their emotional and mental wellness and their ability to cope with and feel good about how they treated themselves throughout the process of pregnancy and childbirth, and how they stepped into their power.

As I grow into a person living a healthy and empowered life myself, I also grow in the desire to support others in showing up in this way in their reproductive journey.

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My most current adventure?

My partner and I decided to explore the world and to leave the hustle and bustle life of the west while we build our businesses and further explore our own passions. We have been living in the Costa Rica for the past few months, and cannot wait to see more of the world once things get back to normal.

Canada will always be our home, but we also believe that there is a home for us somewhere warmer, and a little closer to the ocean for us, a little more barefoot, forest and quiet...and we are determined to find it!

And that is the physical and emotional platform that I am coming to you from, to support you, virtually (and in person, if our paths align).

Enjoy some photos below, of some of the beauty I had the pleasure of witnessing in the last few months.

Welcome to my life, and I am so grateful to now be in yours.

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Let's hang out on the gram!

“we’re addicted to our beliefs; we’re addicted to the emotions of our past. We see our beliefs as truths, not ideas that we can change. If we have very strong beliefs about something, evidence to the contrary could be sitting right in front of us, but we may not see it because what we perceive is entirely different. We’ve in fact conditioned ourselves to believe all sorts of things that aren’t necessarily true—and many of these things are having a negative impact on our health and happiness."
- Dr. Joe Dispenza
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This is not woo woo, this is neuroscience. Dr. Joe is showing time and time again how thoughts impact reality. How people heal with their m i n d.
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If you don't know his work, I highly recommend looking him up.
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This brings me to the point about beliefs and internal (and external) dialogue around birth and postpartum. I believe that on a macro, societal level what we believe and think about birth and postpartum impacts what things look like. It impacts policies (we can see this now on a grand scale how beliefs lead policies) and they impact practices and choices.
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On an individual level the same thing happens. Our beliefs impact choices, it impacts evidence we are willing to accept and evidence we are not willing to accept. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It also impacts our bodies. Our perceptions. Our advocacy.
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I am a big big believer in this and that is why I talk about beliefs - s t o r i e s as I call them in this context and why during the virtual prenatal sessions we have in your birth package I talk about these things and we tear apart where these come from and what stories you want to change.
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Because yes, we can change them.
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Tell us below how one story you have has impacted your decision making related to your birth.
Here I talk about the importance of being mindful of movement and rest positions in order to optimize baby's positioning as you near time for birth.

I mentioned @maha_al_musa in the video who teaches belly dance for birth and currently has a birth prep course selling on sale until may 8th.

You can get the course through my affiliate link here if you so wish:
https://aleksp.krtra.com/t/0aYw3HqfnC9c

I am a total fan girl of Maha and I think belly dance for birth is one of the best tools you can use!

How are you getting your movement in these days?
The first thing in going to do when I get home is have a delish meal made by my mom and sister. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And then have have a nice hot bath.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And then go through my closet and have a fashion show.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Hug all my shoes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Put on some makeup. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And I'm going back to Greco for a kick ass workout.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I definitely learned detachment from things while travelling because we had to make choices of bringing just a few things with us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I mentally prepared to be back home right now, have a chance to bring some more things with me to the next leg of the trip, and switch out some things for new items from my closet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Call me vain but  I miss my comforts. And my things. And cute clothes (like hello, I packed for the beach! #sanjoseliving)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Anyway,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are you most looking forward to? Anyone else away from home right now? Or away from other comforts?
This week has not been good. There was a time when all my strategies were working really well and I woke up one day in a cloud that just hasn't cleared yet.
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I can't fully find the words to say right now. But I wanted to just lay it out here in case others are feeling it too and feeling guilty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And confused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are not alone and this is an extreme situation, hard to know how to get through it.
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I know the things that keep me healthy, and a good chunk of those things have been b a n n e d.
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It has made it difficult to do the things that are within reach, because the war in my mind has run rampant.
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Just sitting with that.
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For now this photo made me happy because it was a beautiful sunset and a beautiful beach. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sun and Nature. Health.