"The birthing body is a gateway to bringing life into our world and that's a pretty big deal."

- Chantel Kismet

Chantel Kismet
Founder | Trauma-informed Doula

Having been through a traumatic birth experience and severe postpartum depression, Chantel found her passion in birth work. Forced into having a cesarean without a chance to try for a natural birth, she made a switch of doctors at the eleventh hour and welcomed her daughter safely into this world.

She is committed to protecting couples' experiences through education and awareness. Chantel is passionate about helping couples connect deeper with each other, raising awareness for perinatal mental health, reducing birth trauma and breaking generational trauma to raise kind and empathetic children. 

 

Chantel believes that we all have the ability to create ripple effects of change in this world and it all starts from looking within ourselves. 

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More About
Chantel

Founder of Blooming Births

Birth & Postpartum Doula (DONA)

Trauma-informed Relational Somatic Therapist

Shamanic Breathwork Meditation Facilitator

Certified Womb Massage Therapist

Childbirth Educator 

HypnoBirthing® Educator (The Mongan Method)

HypnoMothering® Fertility Educator

Fertility Coach (APACS)

VBAC Link Trained

Pre/Postnatal Yoga trained

Spinning Babies and Optimal Maternal Positioning​​ 

Registered
Hospitals

Raffles Hospital

Gleneagles Hospital

Thomson Medical Centre

Mount Elizabeth Novena

Mount Elizabeth Orchard

Parkway East Hospital

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Catherine Soon
Birth & Postpartum Doula

Catherine is a certified birth and postpartum doula with 14 years of experience. A mother to 5 children, she understands the importance of compassionate care and the support parents need to help them navigate their parenthood.

 

She is also a breastfeeding counsellor and has volunteered her time with BMSG previously to help mothers on their breastfeeding journey. The fourth trimester can be hard and Catherine believes that parents should be empowered to care for their babies through knowledge and hands-on support. She is passionate about helping families thrive and embrace the transitions that come with a new family. 

 

Catherine home-schooled all her 5 children, she has learned so much with each of her children and understands the different stages our children go through from infancy to teenage years. Prior to becoming a doula, she was a primary school teacher.

 

In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, baking and nature walks.

Catherine offers postpartum and breastfeeding support.

Parnella Rayappan
Ayurveda & Yoga Therapist

Parnella started attending Ayurveda foundation classes purely out of curiosity. Little did she know this ignited a spark within her and she found her purpose. 4 years on,  she is a certified Ayurveda Therapist, Trainer in Foundation studies, Holistic Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher in Training.

 

Ayurveda taught her that every stage of life should be honoured and cared for with the deepest and purest intentions.

It has also taught her that the ebbs and flows in life are meant to nurture adaptability, flexibility, and independence as well as nurturing a holistic relationship with Nature.

 

She is passionate about helping women from all walks of life achieve optimal health. She believes that the secret to a blissful life lies within us and it is her inspiration spread the wisdom of Ayurveda.

 

Parnella offers the following services:

 

  • Uterus Detox & Rejuvenation

  • Herbal Ovary Stimulation

  • Uterine & Reproductive Herbal Nourishment

  • Fetal Growth Support Herbal Therapy

  • Lower Back Herbal Oil Therapy

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Carita Wong
Bodyworker, Life Coach & Yoga Teacher

Carita believes in the power of healing and nurturing touch. Through her bodywork, many of her clients have found healing by reconnecting with themselves, releasing pain, stress, tension and emotional blockages. She’s also supported many women on their pre and post-pregnancy journeys with her loving pregnancy lomilomi massage.

Lomilomi is a Hawaiian massage technique that goes beyond simple massage strokes. It embodies the 7 Huna Principles and teaches that physical healing happens when the mental/emotional and spiritual realms are balanced and in harmony.

 

She was the Lead Trainer at Mette's Institute for Bodywork and Personal Development (QLD, Australia) and has been running her own massage clinic and training retreats all over Australia. She has trained more than 1500 therapists internationally. Her exceptional massage skills, professionalism and warm personality have made her a regular visiting therapist at Ulpotha Ayurvedic Retreat in Sri Lanka, Sên Spa at The American Club in Singapore.

 

Her interest in the human body and her desire to give her clients the best treatments have led her to study various therapies including Zenthai Shiatsu, Thai Yoga massage, Visionary Cranialsacral, Access Bars, Reiki.  She’s also a certified NLP, Hypnotherapy & Life Coach and Yoga teacher (Power Yoga, Yin, Pre and Postnatal).

Carita offers pre and postpartum care massages to women.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy focuses on connection through self-discovery with ourselves and our partners, bodywork using movement and therapy, integration of evidence-based information and holistic approach and acceptance of your new body, role and relationship

Connection

Our experiences shape the way we see the world, how we bond with our partners and how we parent our children. Our practice focuses on self-discovery and inner healing, to bring out the best version of ourselves for our family. We emphasize the importance of building a strong, healthy relationship with yourself and your partner.

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Bodywork

Using movement, touch therapy, massages and modalities from Optimal Maternal Positioning® and Spinning Babies®, we help you prepare your body for childbirth and learn how to navigate roadblocks during labour that may affect labour progression. We believe in using bodywork through yoga and breathing to rehabilitate your strength post birth.

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Integration

We combine evidence-based knowledge to help you make informed choices. Together with a holistic approach, we bring together Eastern and Western practices to help you on your postpartum recovery journey.

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Acceptance

The birth of a baby signifies the birth of a parent - we are here to help you embody your roles as parents and your relationship dynamics as partners. We provide emotional and mental support through holistic therapy and coaching. We want birthing warriors to embrace their new body and celebrate.

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