the doula you choose can help you best by becoming completely familiar with the philosophy, techniques, cue words, etc of your Hypnobabies program
A Professional Hypno-Doula?
Note: All certified Hypnobabies Instructors are also certified Hypno-Doulas.
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It is *wonderful* to have a doula as an advocate for you to make sure your Birth Preferences are honored, and to be a nurturing presence; one that knows so many ways to help your Birthing Time progress and be more comfortable if needed, etc.
You need to know that the doula you choose can help you best by becoming completely familiar with the philosophy, techniques, cue words, etc of your Hypnobabies program.
Traditional doula training provides the birthing woman with much more physical activity to stay comfortable, while using hypnosis entails much more "going inside" and specific cues that have been programmed subconsciously. Hypnobabies moms can indeed use upright positions, birth balls and walk if they want to, but this will be for progress if needed or descent and positioning of your baby, and not to maintain comfort. Unless a doula is familiar with all of this, she may not help the woman in the ways she truly needs to give birth using hypnosis.
Certainly a doula that hasn’t previously been trained in Hypnobabies can be effective, they just need to be educated about hypnosis for birth and be willing to birth-assist a different way.
Since all birthing women have different needs, flexibility is the mark of a good doula anyway!
Check the list here to see if she has trained as a Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula. This means she has taken a Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula workshop and been trained to assist our Hypnobabies moms.
If she is not on the list, you can:
- Encourage her to take the Hypnobabies Hypno-Doula Training Workshop
- She can order our Hypno-Doula Workbook that trains doulas and midwives to labor-assist a Hypnobabies Mom
- Bring your doula to your Hypnobabies Class! Doulas are always welcome and certainly learn a great deal from being there with you in class.