A doula is a woman who is skilled in providing support and encouragement physically and emotionally before, during, and after childbirth. Understanding the physiology of birth and hospital protocol, a doula provides informational support as well as helps the family develop open communication between them and their care providers.
It is also important to understand what Doulas do not do. Doulas are not medical professionals nor do they perform any medical tasks such as vaginal exams or delivering the babies. They do not give medical advice or diagnose any conditions. They do not take over the role of the husband or partner. Doulas do not judge you for the decisions you make or let their personal beliefs or bias get in the way of how they support you.
HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. The concept of HypnoBirthing® is not new, but rather a “rebirth” of the philosophy of birthing as it existed thousands of years ago and as it was recaptured in the work of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read, an English obstetrician, who, in the 1920s, was one of the first to forward the concept of natural birthing. The method teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.
We are a passionate – and compassionate – couple of sisters. We come from a large family, and have been surrounded by pregnancy and birth from the time we were young. We have each gone through natural births, and want to pass on our wonderful experiences to others.