Crystal Di Domizio RHN, HCHI
Certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor
DONA Birth Doula and Certified Hypno-Doula
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Prenatal Wellness Coach
For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with pregnancy, childbirth and babies. I attribute that to growing up with 3 siblings more than a decade younger than me! At a young age I became a little mother and loved being involved with their growth and development. I think this experience really helped shape what I was going to ‘be’ when I grew up even though I didn’t know it at the time. My husband and I are looking forward to starting our own family this year and will be blogging about our Hypnobabies pregnancy and birth at www.prenatalcoach.com.
Since 2006 I’ve been working as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Prenatal Wellness Coach, educating women and couples about how to nourish their bodies and reduce their exposure to environmental toxins. My philosophy towards holistic nutrition is based on the understanding that our bodies have the inborn knowledge and ability to maintain their own health. We can honour our body’s natural wisdom and create an optimal environment for health by providing it with the raw materials it needs to work with through whole, unrefined foods. Based on the wisdom of our ancestors, I believe that creating healthy children begins before the time of conception, the knowledge of which has been lost in our modern day society. A passionate advocate for real food, I educate and empower women to choose wholesome, healthy, traditional foods that build nutrient reserves and support healing and growth through their childbearing years.
Equally as passionate about natural childbirth, I pursued additional education to become a Birth Doula and Hypno-Doula so that I could fully support couples through their pregnancy and birth. As a professionally trained labour support coach I provide education throughout pregnancy and continuous emotional support and physical comfort measures during labour and birth. I also assist the father or partner with their needs or concerns so they feel more comfortable and confident in the birthing process allowing them to play an important role in their transition to parenthood. I strongly believe in a woman’s natural ability to birth a baby and will support you and your partner in creating your own definition of the ideal birth experience. I especially enjoy working with first time moms, providing them with education and support to help them feel confident and safe, which enables them to have an empowering and memorable birth experience… the first time around!
Last but not least, I offer Hypnobabies® Childbirth Education Classes in Vancouver, which are designed to provide you with an easier and more comfortable birth experience. I am extremely passionate about this complete childbirth education course because I’ve seen first hand (as a hypno-doula!) the positive difference it can make, enabling moms and babies to have a more peaceful and gentle birth. Hypnobabies comprehensive childbirth education curriculum ensures that our parents are able to make informed decisions regarding the care they receive during pregnancy and childbirth, which enables them to prepare for their birth with confidence and ease.
Hypno-Doula trainings are also available for doulas, midwives and nurses who are interested in learning how to assist Hypnobabies clients. Please contact me for details!