New doulas, or any doula who is unfamiliar with Hypnobabies, may wonder how they can get up to speed on Hypnobabies to best support clients who select this type of childbirth education. Read on for a quick guide to getting started as a Hypno-Doula!
We know you will LOVE supporting Hypnobabies families because it makes your job easier. The comprehensive nature of the course means you'll have less to cover and teach clients at prenatals and the amazing tools that Hypnobabies provides for families means easier births for all involved. Students are so empowered after finishing the course and once a doula has seen her first Hypnobabies birth she is hooked!
Want to see one example of what Hypnobabies can look like? Click here to see local doula, former instructor, and founder of Mamaligned and One Strong Mama, Lindsay McCoy giving birth on the news five years ago using Hypnobababies.
Currently there is one way to become an official Hypno-Doula. That is to purchase and complete the online, self-study course available in the Hypnobabies online store (click here and look for Hypno-Doula Training on the left-hand menu). For $139.95 you get access to the online course, handouts, 6 CDs, and a completion certificate and hypno-doula listing on the Hypnobabies website when complete. Once you are official you can also ask to be added to our local hypno-doula listings on the Hypnobabies Twin Cities website. We also have a local Facebook group for doulas and providers that anyone is welcome to join to connect with our community.
Doulas in training who need to audit a childbirth education course for their doula certification can attend a full six-week Hypnobabies class for no cost but you also do not get materials like with the course above. Nonetheless it is an excellent way to learn what Hypnobabies is all about. Contact an instructor to see if she has room for you in an upcoming class.
Any doula who has a client enrolled in a Hypnobabies class is welcome to join any or all of the six weeks of the course to learn how best to support your clients. Contact an instructor to discuss further which weeks are best to attend.
All local Hypnobabies instructors, myself included, are very happy to answer any questions you might have about Hypnobabies! You can find all of our contact information here. Please reach out any time!