4 Incredible Doulas who offer Hypnobabies in Edmonton, Alberta

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Comprehensive Prenatal and Childbirth Classes: Hynobabies in Edmonton

Those who know me used to call me a huge birth nerd. I have done endless prior research comparing Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies in Edmonton.

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I am writing about Hypnobabies from my personal experience as I took Hypnobabies in 2016 and used it for both my pregnancies and births — in 2016 and in 2018.

It is completely possible to equip ourselves with evidence-based childbirth and newborn care. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I wanted information that was non-biased and not something I could use a search engine for. After poring over a lot of books from the public library, using hypnosis to manage childbirth discomfort was the method that stood out to me the most!

Hypnobabies is the most comprehensive mother-friendly prenatal course. It is 6-weeks long. You can take Hypnobabies online (use the code ‘priest’ for 10% off!) or in person via a Hypnobabies instructor. I felt no pain — just discomfort. A lot of my anxieties were lessened by taking Hypnobabies as a prenatal course.

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What are the differences between Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies?

In Hypnobabies, contractions are referred to as “pressure waves”. These pressure waves are discomfort (instead of pain). In the Mongan’s Method of Hypnobirthing, they call contractions “surges”.

Besides the difference in terminology, you can direct a “hypno-anesthesia” to where you need it in Hypnobabies; you can use an eyes-open hypnosis with Hypnobabies. With the eyes-open technique, you can maintain hypnosis while eating, talking or walking.

Hypnobabies also has tracks for your toddlers — Toddler Sleepy Time was such a lifesaver! (Especially when your toddler fights napping)

4 Incredible Doulas Specializing in Hypnobabies in Edmonton

An Edmonton-based Hypnobabies doula is your best friend in ensuring success in using your Hypnobabies techniques during your birthing time (labour). They can change the hypnosis tracks, so you don’t have to. They can also time your waves and call your midwife.

Check the following list of childbirth educators and doulas specializing in Hypnobabies in Edmonton.

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Balanced Birth Doula

Heather Hill from Balanced Birth Doula is a holistic doula in Edmonton, Alberta. Heather is a lactation educator & yoga instructor on top of being an educator for Hypnobabies in Edmonton. If you are looking for a birth photographer, Heather does that too.

Full Circle Birth Collective

Sonya from Full Circle Birth Collective offers classes for Hypnobabies in Edmonton. She owns Full Circle Birth Collective and is a Hypno-doula who provides postpartum support to Edmonton moms. Sonya also offers the Hypnobirthing method should you prefer Mongan’s method of hypnosis for childbirth.

Holistic Wolff Doula

Candase Wolff is a two-time Hypnobabies mom herself. Candase runs Holistic Wolff Doula (Facebook page). She is a doula and childbirth educator. She supports Edmonton mothers who choose to use Hypnobabies in Edmonton during their pregnancy and childbirth. Candase also offers postpartum support.

Village Birth Collective



Melissa Friedman (Milly) from Village Birth Collective is also a Spinning Babies parent educator. Aligned with Spinning Babies, Milly is also a personal fitness trainer. Melissa is a certified Hypnobabies doula in Edmonton.

Edmonton Hypnosis Solutions

Ricky Issler is the first person who brought Hypnobabies to Edmonton, Alberta. She was my Hypno-doula when I was pregnant with my youngest. She has since retired from being a Hypnobabies instructor and doula. However, if you are looking for comprehensive hypnosis solutions outside of pregnancy and childbirth, check out Edmonton Hypnosis Solutions.


To reach out to any of the Edmonton Hypnobabies doulas above, you can click on the links on the blog article! I hope you have found this article helpful. Feel free to join my free supportive moms’ group on Facebook.


Check out other maternity-related articles:

For pregnancy massage, check out Nest Integrative Wellness
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A doula who owns Bumps Upon A Time, who specializes in confinement meals for moms

For newborn-related articles:
Check out Erin Neri, a sleep coach.
Baby Stores in Edmonton

To book me as your newborn photographer, check out my newborn portfolio.

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