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”.
HypnoBirthing® THE MONGAN METHOD
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.
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.