Doula is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant’
Today they are professionally trained in childbirth to provide information, education, emotional and physical support to a birthing woman throughout the birth process. The doula’s non-medical roll helps the woman to have the birth experience she desires regardless of where or with whom she births.
“If a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it.”
-John H. Kennell, MD.
The use of doulas in labor & delivery has proven to be a very powerful force. It drastically reduces interventions and helps women and their families feel more empowered, no matter what birth plan the have!
Lety Knight, Labor Doula & Childbirth Educator
Lety Knight HCHI, HCHD, CBE, BFPC, is a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and Birth Doula (DONA trained). She believes in supporting the birthing family regardless of birth setting and providing emotional, educational, and physical support so that the birthing person feels comfortable, confident, and empowered by their birth experience. Hypnobabies offers a complete and comprehensive childbirth education program and teaches expectant mothers and their partners hypnosis techniques and cues and techniques to have easier and more comfortable births. As a breastfeeding peer counselor she also offers breastfeeding support with common issues such as latch problems, engorgement, pumping and storing for school/work, and breastfeeding beyond the first year.
Stephanie Rodriguez, Doula
I’m Stephanie Rodriguez C.H.C, PPD, E.T.H., M.R, A.T.P, C.C.R, I am a mother of six wonderful children and have helped to raise 8 kids. It has been my privilege to experience hospital, home, and birth center births. I am passionate to offer Postpartum Doula services according to the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association guidelines. I am also the founder of Love Women Health, from where I provide Emotional Healing and Health Coaching support to the community of El Paso, Tx and its surrounding areas.
My mission is to support you and your family by equipping you with the right tools, guidance, resources, and support once your baby is home.