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Doula Services

The word “doula” comes from ancient Greek meaning “woman who serves”.  Today there is a special meaning to that term, “ A woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to the mother before, during, and just after childbirth.”  A short version would be, “mothering the mother”.

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HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a techniques.  It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world in an atmosphere of gentility, calm, and joy. HypnoBirthing® includes introduction to prenatal bonding, childbirth education, releasing fears, and positive parenting skills.

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Prenatal Bonding(BA)

Prenatal Bonding (BA)  provides the possibility of creating an intense bonding between mother and fetus, of being witness to the development of the fetus in the womb, to realize early prenatal traumas as well have the chance for  immediate healing.  In this respect the method is at the same time an instrument of pre- and perinatal research, an empowerment of bonding between mother and fetus and a great help for giving birth much more easily.  After birth the baby has a remarkable degree of self-esteem and full access to its personal potential.

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The premiere of the documentary IN UTERO is being shown at SIFF (The Seattle International Film Festival) on June 4th and June 6th, 2015.  After the showing on June 6th there will be a panel where I will be speaking with Dr. Amelia Gavin, Kathleen Gyllenhaal.  This film takes you around the world learning from specialists in the field of […] » Continue reading


RESOURCES FOR PRENATAL BONDING AND HYPNOBIRTHING® AND CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION BOOKS: HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method, Mongan M, Health Communications, Inc. 1992 Life in the Womb, the Origin of Health and Disease, Nathanielsz P, Promethius Press, 1999 Pre-Parenting, Nurturing Your Child from Conception, Verny, T, Weintraub P, 2002 Prenatal Parenting, Wirth F, Harper Collins, 2001 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn,4th Edition, Simkin P, Whalley,Keppner, Durham, Bolding, […] » Continue reading