Practitioners We Love: Get to Know Chantel Kismet, Childbirth Educator and Parent Coach at Blooming Births
At Soma Clinic, we often refer to practitioners outside of our clinic, because support for the mother-to-be or the mother takes a village!
In each of these Features, we want to share the work of practitioners who we think will benefit our patients. In this article, we feature Chantel Kismet from Blooming Births.
Chantel Kismet is a Childbirth Educator and Parent Coach at Blooming Births.
She is all about supporting parents through their parenting journey through inner work and inner child bonding. She brings trauma-informed somatic modalities into her philosophy and is passionate on preventing birth trauma.
What you are today is a culmination of all everything that has happened in the past. What is your story and how did you end up setting up Blooming Births?
My own traumatic experience and postpartum led me down this path as a birth keeper. Initially, my drive was to protect the sacred journey of women during childbirth through advocacy, empowerment and transitioning into matrescence.
Over the years, this passion has blossomed into a heartfelt commitment to trauma healing and offering guidance to parents through inner healing.
What are 3 things every woman should know before she becomes a parent?
ONE: SELF CARE IS CRUCIAL
Parenthood can be demanding, both physically and emotionally, and it’s easy to forget about your own needs when you’re focused on caring for a child.
Knowing how to prioritize self-care, ask for help when needed, and find moments to recharge can make a significant difference in your well-being, and allow you to show up for your family
TWO: EMBRACE PLEASURE AND SENSUALITY
Motherhood often brings changes to a woman’s body and the way you view intimacy may change. You are also learning how to accept this new body.
How can you reconnect to your feminine energy through pleasure and sensuality? Exploring your sexual and sensual needs with yourself and your partner can build deeper connections.
THREE: YOU WILL SCREW UP
You will make mistakes and you may not even know what you are doing. But trust that the mistakes you make are simply explorations and a chance to grow. Learn how to get good at connecting and repairing your relationships – with your spouse and with your child!
What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
As you journey through life, the wisdom of self-discovery deepens, and the current version of yourself is a work in progress—a beautiful journey of growth.
Extend to yourself the gifts of kindness and compassion, for mistakes are simply stepping stones in your exploration of life.
Learn grounding tools, focus on meaningful connections and learn the art of investing.
Get in Touch!
Here’s how to get in touch with Chantel Kismet online. At Soma Clinic, we support women through fertility, pregnancy and postpartum. We also connect with other people who can support your journey through to motherhood!